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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

Felicidad / Happiness
Felicidad

Dir. Sandra Vigil

Canada-Cuba. 2008. Mini DV. Documentary. 21 min.
US Premiere

QUAD CINEMA: 04/18 @ 3 pm

Felicidad
  • English
  • Spanish

Happiness is an exploration of the life-stories of these two women: María, Sandra's mother, who lives in Havana and Pat, her new friend in Vancouver. Pat was "a very liberal" youngster who late in her life took classical studies. Nowadays, she hosts parties and enjoys life in a society that allows her great autonomy. María, on the other hand, lost properties, friends and family with the triumph of the Cuban revolution. Today, she reads in her room surrounded by her impoverished furniture and is fearful for the destiny of her family. From an intimate route to the subjectivity and experiences of these two women, Sandra unveils her personal motivations.

La felicidad es una exploración de las historias de vida de dos mujeres: María, la madre de Sandra, que vive en La Habana y Pat, su nueva amiga en Vancouver. Pat fue una joven muy liberal que a finales de su vida hizo estudios clásicos. Hoy en día, hace fiestas y disfruta de la vida en una sociedad que le permite autonomía. La vida de María, por otra parte esta marcada por la pérdida de propiedades, los amigos y la familia, durante el triunfo de la revolución cubana. Hoy en día, lee en su cuarto rodeada de sus muebles empobrecidos en donde teme por el destino de su familia. Por un camino de íntimas subjetividades, Sandra revela sus motivaciones personales.

 

Dir. SANDRA VIGIL

  • English
  • Spanish

Graduate of Film Production from Columbia Academy, Vancouver, Canada and of Anthropology from the University of Havana, Sandra was involved with the EICTV as a scriptwriter and is now producing/directing films in Cuba and Canada. She is member of the AHS (Association of Young Cuban Artists), UNEAC (Cuban Writers National Union) and Women in Film and of Television in Vancouver.

Sandra Vigil es graduada de producción de películas de la Columbia Academy, en Vancouver, Canadá y de Antropología de la Universidad de La Habana. Participó en la EICTV como guionista y ahora trabaja en la producción / dirección de películas entre Cuba y Canadá. Sandra Vigil es miembro de la AHS (Asociación de Jóvenes de Cuba Artistas), la UNEAC (Unión Nacional de Escritores de Cuba) y La mujer en el Cine y Televisión en Vancouver.