£5 full / £3.50 concessions
The International School of Film and Television (EICTV) has selected these documentary and fiction shorts especially for ¡Viva! 2009. Located just outside Havana, this prestigious institution fosters a wealth of young, talented Latin American filmmakers – don’t miss this chance to see work from a new generation of directors, scriptwriters and cinematographers.
Showing as part of Cuba Libre: Celebrating Cuban Cinema, a unique selection of films from Cuba showcasing the talents of new and established directors from Cuba’s diverse film culture.
- Gente que llora. S.A. (G.Q.L)
2001 / 16 mins / Dir. Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla
Mirta Ibarra, Luis Alberto García, Corina Mestre, Eduardo Rodríguez
- José Manuel, la mula y el televisor
2003 / 14mins / Dir. Elsa Cornevín
2008 / 11 mins / Dir. Mauricio Durán Blacut
40 years after Ernesto Che Guevara’s death, a documentary film crew visits Santa Cruz del Norte (Cuba) and interviews some men, born on October 9, 1967 (the date of Che’s death) who reflect on this historical coincidence.
- Oda a la Piña
2008 / 10 mins 17 / Dir. Laimir Fano Villaescusa
Limara Menezes, Mario Guerra Ferrera, José Antonio Rodríguez
A musical parody. An homage to the poem that forged Cuban cultural identity. A story about a cabaret dancer who suddenly loses the rhythm.