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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

Un hombre de éxito / A successful man
Un hombre de éxito

Dir. Humberto Solás

Cuba. 1986. 35 mm. Fiction. 116 min

Awards: Grand Coral Havana Film Festival, Cuba; Best Film Moscow Film Festival

QUAD CINEMA 4/17 @ 5 pm

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  • Spanish

Cuba’s history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas. From the acclaimed director of Lucia, one of the most influential Cuban films of all time.

Esta historia desarrollada en Cuba antes de la Revolución narra la crónica de dos hermanos, uno, un hombre de acción revolucionaria; el otro, un político sin escrúpulos tratando de maniobar un camino traicionero, de ideas políticas opuestas. Del aclamado director de Lucía, una de las más influyentes películas cubanas de todos los tiempos.

 

Dir. Humberto Solás

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An emblematic figure in the cinemetography of the Third World, Solás made his debut in the 60s during which he became one of the founders of New Latin American Cinema. It is in that period that he films Lucía, which is regarded by world critics as one of the ten most important films in the history of cinema. In his last and polemic film Honey for Oshún, he speaks out for the unity of all Cubans regardless of races creeds and political differences. He received awards in numerous international festivals (San Sebastián, Huelva, Cartagena, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Milan, Tokyo, L.A. Latino Film Festival, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Barcelona and Cádiz.) His film, A Successful Man, was the first Cuban film to be nominated for an Oscar for the Best Foreign Film. Adela was his last film.

Figura emblemática dentro de la cinematografía del Tercer Mundo. Su debut ocurrió durante la década del 60’s cuando se convirtió en uno de los fundadores del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. Es en ese período que filma Lucía, considerada por la crítica mundial como una de las diez películas más importantes de la historia del cine. En su último y polémico filme, Miel para Oshún, aboga por la unidad entre todos los cubanos a despecho de razas, credos y diferencias políticas. Ha obtenido premios en numerosos Festivales Internacionales (San Sebastián, Huelva, Cartagena, Moscú, Karlovy Vary, Milán, Tokio, L.A. Latino Film Festival, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Barcelona, Cádiz). Su filme Un Hombre de éxito fue el primer filme cubano candidato al Oscar al Mejor Filme Extranjero. Adela fue su último trabajo.