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 must prove his lineage to the Castiñeiras nuns who first populated the region. In an isolated and impoverished town where many residents share the same surname, a feud breaks out between the "Castiñeiras" and "Castiñeyras" families.

 

SPANISH | CUBA | 2008                                                                 

DRAMA | FEATURE | 108 MIN | DVD | COLOR

 

Director: JUAN CARLOS TABIO

 

Director Biography:

Juan Carlos Tabío : One of the finest Cuban film director and screenwriter whose  film ‘Strawberry and Chocolate’ (1994), which he co-directed with Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, won a Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has collaborated with director and close friend Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and actors Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz and Mirta Ibarra in several films. His 2000 film, ‘Lista de Espera’ was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Cast: 
Jorge Perugorría, Laura de la Uz, Mirta Ibarra, Yoima Valdés, Vladimir Cruz

 

Crew: 
Story and Screenplay :   Arturo Arango,  Juan Carlos Tabío        

Producers: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Camilo Vives

Music: Lucio Godoy

Cinematography: Hans Burmann

Film Editing: Berta Frías

Supervising sound editor: Carlos Schmukler 

 

Festivals:

2008: Havana Film Festival: Best Screenplay and Grand Coral Award

2009: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Special Jury Award

2009: Cartagena Film Festival : Special Jury Prize

2009: Lima International Film Festival:  Audience Award