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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

Omerta
Omerta

Dir. Pavel Giroud

Cuba. 2008. 35 mm. 90 min.

QUAD CINEMA 4/18 @ 1:00 pm

  • English
  • Spanish

This is the story about Rolo who used to be the bodyguard of a famous gangster, but he is too old for the job now. His final mission: recovering the gold hidden by his former boss after the revolution seized power in 1959.

Esta es la historia de Rolo, que solía ser el guardaespaldas de un famoso gángster, pero que ahora es demasiado viejo para el trabajo. Su última misión: recuperar el oro escondido por su ex jefe después que la revolución tomara el poder en 1959.

 

Dir. PAVEL GIROUD

  • English
  • Spanish

Havana, Cuba. Studied design and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Diseño. For a short time, he worked as a designer. He then began to paint, working with the plastic arts, incorporating video into his work. Those who saw his videos said that Pavel was a “gifted storyteller” and encouraged him to try his hand at cinema. With the money from his graphic design ad work he started making short films. His first work was the short All For Her, which he made with five friends in 2002. This led to the excellent 3x2, which won the prize for best first film at the 2004 Montreal Film Festival. He then directed The Silly Age in 2006. Omerta is his most recent film.

La Habana, Cuba. Estudió diseño y se graduó en el Instituto Superior de Diseño. Trabajó como diseñador por corto tiempo para después dedicarse a la pintura; en sus obras incorporaba artes plásticas y la incorporación de video en su trabajo. Esos videos mostraron su talento como narrador de historias y le llevaron a explorar más en el cine. Con el dinero de su anuncios de diseño gráfico comenzó a hacer cortos. Su primer trabajo Todo por Ella, lo hizo con cinco amigos. Después hizo Tres veces dos que ganó el premio a la mejor opera prima en el Festival de Cine de Montreal. Siguió La edad de la peseta; su más reciente película es Omerta.