Agustí Villaronga adapts the novel of the same name by Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. Recently escaped from reformatory, young Reinaldo tries to get by in the streets of Havana in the late 90s, one of the worst decades for Cuban society. Hopes, disillusionment, rum, good humour and above all hunger, accompany him in his wanderings until he meets Magda and Yunisleidy, survivors like himself. In one or the other's arms, he will try to escape the material and moral misery surrounding him, living love, passion, tenderness and uninhibited sex to the limit.
Agustí Villaronga presented Pa negre (Black Bread) at the 2010 San Sebastian Festival, where it landed the Silver Shell for Best Actress (Nora Navas). The film also bagged nine Goya awards, including Best Film. His filmography includes, among others: Tras el cristal (In A Glass Cage, screened as part of Zabaltegi-New Directors in San Sebastian 1986), El niño de la luna (Cannes Official Selection 1989 and three Goya awards), El pasajero clandestino (1995), 99.9 (1997, Méliès d’Argent for Best European Fantastic Feature Film), El mar (Berlin Official Selection, 2000) and Aro Tolbukhin (San Sebastian Official Selection 2002).