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LUCIA

Cuba, 1968 (MIFF 1970, Programme 6)

Director: Humberto Solás

ln 1895, the Cuban people revolted against Spain. ln |933 they revolted against a dictator. Then in thc Sixties came Fidel. Lucia is a different heroine in each of three moments in Cuba`s- liberation struggle. 'l`he first Lucia. more concerned with love than revolt, appears in a fiery and romantic setting. The second takes up with a young revolutionary through love and commitment. Her setting is one of violence. police clashes. and the lives of actual revolutionaries. The third Lucia has a bucolic setting of folksy humour and the Latin family traditions that persisted in the interior during the early days of Castro`s regime.

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CANTATA OF CHILE

Cuba, 1976
This Cuban film by Humberto Solas, creates a filmic equivalent of a musical cantata. It uses poetry, music, myths and historical reconstructions to put the case against foreign exploitation of Latin … More »

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