Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

House for Swap (Se permuta)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1984
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Mario Balmaseda, Rine Cruz, Rosita Fornés, Mirta Ibarra, Silvia Planas
Director:Juan Carlos Tabío
Writer:Juan Carlos Tabío

Description: In this basically apolitical but uneven comedy from Cuba, Gloria (Rosita Fornes) is a feisty middle-aged woman determined to get a place to live in the very trying, overcrowded city. Her task is comparable to finding a low-rent apartment in New York, made all the more difficult by her daughter Yolanda (Isabel Santos) who keeps changing plans about where she wants to live (Gloria has every intention of moving in with Yolanda). At first, Yolanda becomes engaged to a terrific graphic artist, and mom wheedles a luxurious place to live out of a susceptible elderly woman. But Yolanda puts her marriage plans on hold when she meets Pepe and causes her mother to begin arranging other housing accommodations. Before long, poor mom has so many housing balls juggling in the air that it is certain they are all going to fall down with a crash. First-time director Juan Carlos Tabioi's opening ideas carry through for at least half of the film, but for some viewers, the repetitive motifs of mother's houses and daughter's beaux may begin to wear thin after awhile.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks