Movies & Books


Map (A tourist guide talking to talk) Video

September 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Rebuild the city, make it live, lie, talk to talk: pointing to the future. “Map” was made in the Spring of 2009 by Damian Sainz. (3:19 min.)




Hemingway’s Grandkids Visiting Cuba

September 9, 2014 | No Comments »

John Patrick and Patrick Edward, grandchildren of the famous US writer Ernest Hemingway, received on Monday the status of Honorary Members of the Club International Hemingway of Cuba, during a visit to the island this week.




“Cubamerican” Doc. Premieres in Miami

September 3, 2014 | 2 comments

This Thursday, September 4, Jose Enrique Pardo’s documentary “Cubamerican” will premiere in Miami. The film, includes interviews with renowned Cubans such as ballet star Lorena Feijoo, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba & actor Andy Garcia.




Cuban Writer Wins Major Poetry Prize in Chile

August 19, 2014 | 2 comments

Cuban poet Reina María Rodríguez received from Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the Ibero-American Poetry Prize Pablo Neruda 2014 Monday at the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile. The award received by Rodriguez includes US $ 60,000 and the commitment of publishing a poetry anthology.




Cuban Film “Conducta” Wins Award Lima Festival

August 19, 2014 | No Comments »

The Cuban film “Conducta” by filmmaker Ernesto Daranas won the Audience Award Saturday at the close of the 18th Film Festival in Lima, reported Prensa Latina.




Dramatic Film about Cuban Exile Premiers at Venice Film Festival

August 4, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The world premiere of Return to Ithaca, a film by French director Laurent Cantet inspired by a story written by Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, will take place at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, to be held from August 27 to September 6 this year.




Cuban 3D Film Coming to a Dozen Countries

July 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Distribution companies from a dozen countries, including the USA, signed contracts for the distribution of Meñique (Pinkie), the first Cuban animated 3D feature film. Directed and written by Ernesto Padrón, the film was released last Sunday in the Cuban capital.




Renowned Cuban Poet Resigns from Cuba’s Artists & Writers Association

July 4, 2014 | 3 comments

“In view of the fact that my books aren’t allowed into Cuba – neither by customs nor the mail -, which amounts to prohibiting my work as a writer, I hereby resign from UNEAC,” stated well known Cuban poet Rafael Alcides Perez.




The Fate of Havana’s Neighborhood Cinemas

June 18, 2014 | 10 comments

The Cuban capital once boasted around 130 movie theaters, more than there were in New York or Paris at the time. Many of these cinemas were directly serviced by the major production and distribution companies, such as 20th Century Fox, Columbia and Metro Goldwyin Meyer. (30 photos)




Maestra: A Retrospective on Cuba’s Literacy Campaign

May 28, 2014 | 6 comments

I often hear people born before 1959 reminisce about things that were simple pleasures back then, things that were within their reach even though they were poor folk, and are today unaffordable luxuries. These people look in frustration on the present and the future.