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LAS POLACAS/THE POLACKS (2021)

Fiction Short | 25 Min | Carlos Barba Salva | USA/Cuba
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Show Date

  • 2021-11-07

Show times

  • 12:30PM

Synopsis

Havana. Mother and daughter embark on a journey in an old Polski Fiat commonly known in Cuba as the “Polaquito”. The bond between Bertha and Margot does not prevent a family’s and country’s turbulence from arising. Immersed in conversation, the distance to an inevitable destination is shortened.

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La Habana. Madre e hija emprenden un viaje en un antiguo Polski Fiat, llamado popularmente en Cuba “polaquito”. El vínculo entre ellas no impide que afloren las turbulencias de una familia y un país. Sumidas en la conversación se acortan los kilómetros que las separan de un destino inevitable

LAS POLACAS / THE POLACKS  will be preceded by the feature documentary

LEONARDO PADURA: UNA HISTORIA ESCUÁLIDA Y CONMOVEDORA / LEONAROD PADURA: A SQUALID AND MOVING STORY

Náyare Menoyo | Cuba | Documentary | 2019 | 41 min

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Film Director

Carlos Barba Salva is a Cuban cinema scholar, documentary film maker, assistant director, and writer with a long list of award-winning work to his name.  Some of the most famous works he has been a part of include “Memories of Lucía”, “The man of the century”, “Gibara, Open City”, “Humberto”, “Santiago y la Virgen”, “The mystery of the waters”, “City in red”, “Mi Virgen de la Caridad”, and the HFFNY 21 selection, “Las Polacas”. He has received many awards, including Best Documentary at the San Francisco Tiburon International Film Festival and was a Candidate for the Fénix Ibero-American Film Award. His 2020 work, “Humberto & Lucía”, was part of The Criterion Collection within Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project. 

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