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MUERTE DE UN BUROCRATA / DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT
Tomás Gutierrez Alea Cuba, 1966, 35mm 85 min.

In this hilarious tale of the ludicrousness of bureaucracy, a revolutionary is accidentally killed by a machine he invents to honor his hero, Jose Martí. To honor the dead man’s communist loyalties, his family buries him holding his union card. But what happens when the card is needed for the deceased’s widow to collect his pension.

En esta historia de humor negro sobre la burocracia, un revolucionario muere accidentalmente al fallar la máquina que inventó para honrar a su héroe, Jose Martí. Su familia decide enterrarlo con su tarjeta de unión, el símbolo de su fidelidad comunista; pero qué sucede cuando la tarjeta es necesaria para que la viuda del difunto reciba su pensión.

Jury Special Prize at Karlovy Film Festival, Prague
QUAD CINEMA 4/21 @ 5:15pm