Movies & Books

Haiti, My Love: A Race for the Oscars

October 9, 2017 | No Comments »

The film “Haiti, My Love” by Haitian filmmaker Guetty Feli Cohen is a candidate for the next Oscar Awards ceremony. The filmmaker herself has said how happy she is about this news, even though she claims that the work to get there has just started and that there is still a lot to do.

The 8th Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase

October 6, 2017 | No Comments »

The 8th edition of the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase recently came to an end in Havana and is getting ready to go on tour in other Caribbean countries. (6 photos)

Cuban Artist Rocio García on Her Gay Eroticism (Video)

September 1, 2017 | No Comments »

Rocio García is a Cuban artist from Santa Clara. In this interview with Yaima Pardo she talks about her erotic work, the Gay presence in it, and her motivations.

Before the War (Video)

August 21, 2017 | 6 comments

A man returns home from a war. His physical scars are healed but the emotional ones are so deep that he will never be the same. The National Screen Institute of Canada (NSI) posted this short film by Cuban director Tamara Segura.

Antigona the Process (Video)

August 13, 2017 | No Comments »

Antigona the Process describes the history of the representation of women in Cuba, seen through a filmmakers team. Documentary by Yaima Pardo and Lilián Broche (60 minutes).

A Familiar Face at Cuba’s Film School

June 21, 2017 | No Comments »

Friendly, affectionate, but also direct and straight to the point, we found Ybis Caises along the main corridor of the International School of Film and Television. Her job since 1986 consists of connecting students and employees at this center with the outside world.

Leonardo Padura Speaks on His Novels and Cuba

June 7, 2017 | 3 comments

Cuban writer Leonardo Padura announced in Managua the publication of his new novel, set for release in January 2018. The book, “The Transparency of Time” features the reappearance of the emblematic detective Mario Conde, now as a retired police officer in the contemporary Cuba of 2014.

Now, the Other Side of Agitprop

May 30, 2017 | 2 comments

The young filmmaker Eliecer Jimenez shines a light on the different aspects and complexities of the current political landscape here in Cuba. The opposition, breakaway groups, leaders and their disagreements, in a precise editing sequence, where everything has its place.

Wendy Guerra Stays in Cuba and Writes Banned Novels

May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cleo is a young poet who lives in Havana, a writer under suspicion. State Security and the Ministry of Culture believe that her success has been built by “the enemy” as a weapon of destabilization, a CIA invention. However, some intellectuals living in exile believe Cleo is actually a spy for Cuban intelligence services.

Cuban Documentary “Between Changes”

May 19, 2017 | 12 comments

“Entre cambios” (Between changes) is a documentary dedicated to a specific generation of Cubans: the one who had to live through the fragile limbo when the Soviet Union collapsed. We concentrated particularly on speaking to those who experienced these changes there, in the places where the events took place.