The Belle of the Alhambra / La Bella del Alhambra

A young and beautiful woman exploits others and allows herself to be exploited in her single-minded determination to become a singer at the Alhambra, Cuba’s most notorious cabaret. Set in the 1920s, when being a cabaret star is synonymous with prostitution, Rachel is well aware that she is expected to entertain influential men with more than her stage performance. Combining the boldness of her satirical revues with the limits of the period’s social and political machinations, The Belle of the Alhambra is a fascinating portrait of women cabaret performers of the time.

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