Tag Archives: Cuba
Martí, the Eye of the Canary (2010) Fernando Pérez, Daniel Romero Bildaín, Rolando Brito, Broselianda Hernández, Drama, History
La partida / The Last Match (2013) Antonio Hens, Milton García, Reinier Díaz, Jenifer Rodríguez, Drama, Romance
Las aventuras de Juan Quin Quin / The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin (1967) Julio García Espinosa, Júlio Martínez, Erdwin Fernández, Adelaida Raymat, Comedy
Viva Cuba (2005) Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Iraida Malberti Cabrera, Malú Tarrau Broche, Jorge Milo, Luisa María Jiménez Rodríquez, Comedy, Drama
In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito’s mother is a poor socialist that is proud of her family’s social standing. She places similar restriction on her son. What neither woman recognizes is the immense strength of the bond between Malu and Jorgito. When the children learn that Malu’s mother is planning to leave Cuba, they decide to travel to the other side of the island to find Malu’s father and persuade him against signing the forms that would allow it.
When everything is for sale, what’s the value of love? Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.
Guantanamera (1995) Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío, Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorría, Comedy, Drama
It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering that life for both groups has many similarities as well as a lot of differences depending on the point of view.
Plácido / Plácido: The Blood of a Poet (1986) Sergio Giral, Miguel Benavides, Orlando Casín, Mireya Chapman, Drama
A powerful drama portraying the dramatic story of Gabriel de la Concepcion Valdes (Placido), a slave descendent Cuban poet accused of leading a conspiracy against the Spanish colonial government. Preoccupied by the development of Afro-Hispanic artist and craftsmen of the mid 19th century, Placido was executed after living a short and controversial life as a man between two races and between a cruel reality and a dream of freedom.