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Cuban Film Festival @ The Barbican

Krista Booker
London, GB
Post #: 9

Some of you may be into Cuban film and want to check this out?

Returning for the second year and fifty years on from the revolution, the Barbican’s Cine Cuba Festival combines contemporary cinematic perspectives on Cuban life and classics from the foremost filmmakers of the post-revolutionary era.

July 3rd – 9th 2009

Tickets: Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50

Some blurb .....

Cine Cuba will feature some of the most acclaimed Cuban actors and directors, including the re-release of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s groundbreaking introduction of gay themes into Cuban cinema, Strawberry and Chocolate. You can catch this landmark film every night of the Festival. Other highlights include films from Cuba’s leading contemporary filmmaker Pavel Giroud, the ‘enfant terrible’ of post-revolutionary cinema Humberto Solás and the latest releases from Havana; Personal Belongings, Omertà and The Horn of Plenty.

Full listings....

Listing Information:

Opening Gala
Fri 3 July, 7.30pm
Personal Belongings
An intimate take on contemporary Cuban dilemmas about the forsaking of homeland and personal relationships for a new life elsewhere.
Cuba 2008 Dir. Alejandro Brugués 95 min

Fri 3 – Thu 9 July, 8.45pm
Strawberry and Chocolate 18
Winner of a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and the first film with an openly gay character to come from Cuba,
Cuba 1993 Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 110 min.

Sat 4 July, 4.30pm
Suite Havana PG
A documentary without interviews, presents the Cuba of today: complex, intimate and controversial.
Cuba 2003 Dir. Fernando Pérez 84 min.

Sat 4 July, 6.30pm
The Horn of Plenty (El Cuerno de la Abundancia)
This screwball comedy is inspired by real events which saw some 25,000 Cubans maintain they were heirs to a multi-million pound fortune held in a British bank.
Cuba 2008 Dir. Juan Carlos Tabio 90 min.

Sun 5 July, 2.30pm
Nominated for the Palme D’Or at Cannes on its release, this sumptuous adaptation of the popular 19th Cuban novel by Cirillo Villaverde,
Cuba 1982 Dir. Humberto Solás

Sun 5 July, 5pm
Titón de la Habana a Guantanamera PG
An affectionate look at the life and work of the definitive voice of post-revolutionary Cuban cinema Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Cuba 2008 Dir. Mirta Ibarra 76 min.

Sun 5 July, 6.30pm
Guantanamera 15
Alea revisited satire in this his last film, Both a biting critique and romantic comedy.
Cuba 1995 Dir. Tomás Gutierréz Alea 101min

Mon 6 Jul, 6.30pm
Documentary Showcase
Documentaries exploring Cuba today.The screening will be introduced by Holly Aylett, award-winning documentary filmmaker, university lecturer, writer and founding editor and director of Vertigo magazine.

Tue 7 July, 6.30pm
Lucía 18
This witty film follows the lives and loves of three women called Lucía, living at different points in time during the crucial periods of Cuban history.
Cuba 2006 Dir. Humberto Solás 110 mins

Wed 8 July, 6.30pm
Up to a Certain Point (Hasta Cierta Punto)
Documentary filmmaker Oscar (Oscar Alvarez) is researching machismo in Cuba.
Cuba 1984 Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 68 min.

Thu 9 July, 6.30pm
Omertà 12
Following the success of his first feature La Edad de la Peseta Pavel Giroud returns with this noirish tale of difficult transitions.
Cuba 2008 Dir. Pavel Giroud 82 min.

user 9853280
London, GB
Post #: 1
Someone from the World and Indie Movie Meetup group has also set up a date to go see Personal Belongings - perhaps the groups can be combined....
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