Movies & Books

Coming Soon: 36th Havana Film Festival

November 26, 2014 | No Comments »

The last month of the year is nearing and, in addition to the shy Cuban winter, people are looking forward to the Havana Film Festival. From December 4 to 14, the streets of Havana will again feel the revelry of a public hungry for the most recent films of our continent and the rest of the world.

How Cuban Music Made Me a Better Historian

October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“If you want to learn anything about the history of this country, you have to start with Carlos Varela.” This advice, offered by a colleague who was helping me in a Cuban archive a decade ago, proved remarkably true. I arrived in Havana in 2004 to research child migration conflicts.

Kissinger’s Plan to Bomb Cuba (Video)

October 2, 2014 | No Comments »

In the new book, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana,” authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba.

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.