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EL MÉGANO (1955)
Julio García Espinosa | Cuba | Doc | 25min
Grab the popcorn and get cozy! To kick-off HFFNY’s series of classic films to keep you company while you practice social distancing, we present EL MÉGANO (1955) the impactful short doc by beloved Cuban director Julio García Espinosa that paved the way to Cuba’s revolutionary cinema.
ESTA TIERRA NUESTRA / THIS LAND OF OURS (1959)
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Cuba | Doc | 19min
Next up in HFFNY’s series of time-honored classics to keep you company while you practice social distancing is a bite-sized doc by Cuba’s most ingenious filmmaker, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (aka Titón). A striking portrayal of land inequality for the campesinos of Cuba’s countryside, this short deftly marries the realities of the present with dreams for tomorrow.
LOS OLVIDADOS (1950)
Luis Buñuel | Mexico | Fiction | 78min
HFFNY invites you on a feature-length trip to Mexico with its third film in our digital series of classics to keep you company. Iconic Spanish director Luis Buñuel’s pivotal work, Los olvidados / The Young and the Damned (1950), blends the stark reality of marginalized Mexican youths with surrealist dreamscapes to create an award-winning film that became a bedrock of future Latin American cinema.
Buñuel’s masterpiece, newly-restored and subtitled in English, is streaming for free on Amazon Prime (also available to rent for $2.99): https://amzn.to/3b5N84A