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Private Detective

An urban contemporary film about adultery, murder and betrayal in the film noir style. A simple story to which the director imparts a feeling of unrest and disquiet, catching the city in its various moods. The film breaks generic conventions,…

HABANASTATION (HABANASTATION)

Young Mayito, the son of a wealthy jazz musician, imagines all Cubans live as he does, eating chicken every day and playing video games on their Sony PlayStations. When he finds himself lost in a poor neighborhood one May Day, however, Mayito…

ADVENTURES OF JUAN QUINQUIN (LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN QUIN QUIN)

Hailed as revolutionary Cuba`s first feature-length comedy, Julio García Espinosa`s picaresque, parodic and hugely popular adventure film offers a giddily inventive mix of classic movie genres and styles:war, Western, slapstick, musical,…

HORN OF PLENTY (EL CUERNO DE LA ABUNDANCIA)

An unclaimed fortune that has grown for centuries in a British bank account becomes a potential windfall for Bernadito Castiñeiras and the residents of the tiny village of Yaragüey, Cuba. To receive his massive inheritance check, Bernadito…

HAVANA SUITE (SUITE HABANA)

In this slice-of-life documentary, director Fernando Pérez chronicles the simple lives of various people living in Havana, Cuba, with minimal action and dialogue. Some of the subjects followed include: an old woman who makes her living selling…

MADAGASCAR (MADAGASCAR)

Story of the turbulent relationship between a mother and daughter---and the dream world they inhabit---in a Cuba marked by social change. Laura is a professor at a shabby, stultifying college. Her daughter, Laurita, stops going to school,…

STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (FRESA Y CHOCOLATE)

The story takes place in Havana, Cuba in 1979. David is a university student who meets Diego, a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime's attitude toward the LGBT community as well as the censored conceptualization of culture. David's…

LUCIA (LUCIA)

During Cuba's war for independence from Spain, Lucia (Raquel Revuelta), a single woman from a wealthy family, betrays her brother, a Cuban revolutionary, when she inadvertently leads her lover to his secret hideout. In the 1930s, an idealistic…

MY BROTHER FIDEL (MI HERMANO FIDEL)

Mi hermano Fidel (1977) follows the Cuban leader into the home of a 93 year old acquaintance of Jose Marti, who is now blind and who takes the duration of the film to realize who his illustrious interviewer actually is.   Filmed entirely…

HANOI, TUESDAY 13th (HANOI, MARTES 13th)

Filmed in Hanoi on December 13, 1966, this documentary records the lives of people in the Vietnam capital and surrounding countryside at the height of U.S. bombing. Their daily activities are presented in a collage of images: building irrigation…