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 young pregnant woman, also named Lucia (Eslinda Núñez),leaves her family and gets involved with an activist group. Finally, in the 1960s, a newly married woman named Lucia (Adela Legrá) fights with her husband (Adolfo Llauradó) over her own freedom.
SPANISH | CUBA | 1968
DRAMA | FEATURE | 160 MIN | DVD | B/W
Director: HUMBERTO SOLÁS
One of the great filmmakers of revolutionary Cuba, Humberto Solás entered the film industry as a teenager, and made his first short at the age of 18. After taking a film course at Centro Sperimentale de Cinema in Rome, he came up with his 1966 fiction film "Manuela", the first of many films dedicated to the Cuban woman. In 1968 his masterpiece "Lucía" won many prizes and brought him international recognition. In the 80s he had another huge success with his film "Cecilia" and a few others.