Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica
Most widely held works about Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica
Most widely held works by Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica
Buena Vista Social Club ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost folk musicians, and then making a recording selling millions and earning a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with film maker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.
Fresa y chocolate Strawberry & chocolate ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 986 libraries worldwide
A young college kid meets a writer and a passionate woman who teach him the things that aren't taught in school.
I︠A︡-- Kuba ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 536 libraries worldwide
A series of vignettes illustrates the extremes of wealth and poverty, the exploitation, and the passions that led to the Cuban Revolution.
La ultima cena The Last supper ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Based on a true incident from 18th century Cuban history, this film is a moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Un Señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes A very old man with enormous wing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Amid the debris of a Colombian cyclone lands a man whose seemingly miraculous anatomy attracts the curious and devout from around the world. Silent and disheveled, this fantastical "creature" is housed in a chicken coop as onlookers wait for his heavenly message which turns out to be a very mixed blessing.
Lista de espera Waiting list ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 340 libraries worldwide
A rundown bus station in rural Cuba becomes the backdrop for romance and miracles in Juan Carlos Tabio's blend of magical realism and social commentary.
Retrato de Teresa Portrait of Teresa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband.
La vida es silbar ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God celibacy if she gets the role of "Giselle"; social-worker Julia always faints after hearing a certain word; and pot-smoking percussionist Elpidio was abandoned by his mother, coincidentally named Cuba, some time ago and has not yet gotten over the loss.
La muerte de un burocrata The death of a bureaucrat ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 294 libraries worldwide
A hilarious account of the tyranny of red tape in Cuba. The comedy begins with a sculptor who is buried with his union card. The widow needs his card to get her pension. A nephew is sent to get permission to exhume the body. A social satire.
Memories of underdevelopment ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 266 libraries worldwide
A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled writer.
Barrio Cuba ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
A look at life and everyday struggles in Havana through three main stories -- when a woman dies in childbirth, the new father runs away; a lonely woman is courted by an older man, but can't forget her first love; a couple's relationship crumbles when they can't conceive a child.
I am Cuba the ultimate edition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 242 libraries worldwide
"[I am Cuba], director Mikhail Kalatozov and cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky's hybrid offspring of Soviet orthodoxy and Cuban tropicalismo, is a film of dazzling contrasts. In four intertwining stories of the revolution, Urusevsky's acrobatic camera takes the viewer on a dizzying ride through smoky nightclubs and rooftop pool parties, rickety shantytowns and rustling sugarcane fields, student protest rallies and remote guerilla outposts." -- Container.
La batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 234 libraries worldwide
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container.
Lucia ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Set during three periods in Cuban history, the film portrays three different Lucias, emphasizing each Lucia's role as a woman in the social milieu of the period.
Golpes a mi puerta ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 198 libraries worldwide
A deadly encounter between two nuns and the military police reflect the turbulent times in Latin American society.
Hasta cierto punto Up to a certain point ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 192 libraries worldwide
This clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba tells the story of an educated, liberal filmmaker who, in doing research for a film about the social problem of machismo in Cuban society, finds himself falling in love with the sexy, liberated Lina, a pioneering female dockworker.
Confesión a Laura Confession to Laura ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Set during a violent civil war in Columbia which occurred after the assassination of liberal leader Jorge Elieser Gaitain in 1948. Three people are trapped in Laura's house during a riot, setting the scene for an unforgettable night.
Memorias del subdesarrollo memories of underdevelopment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1960's. A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled intellectual/writer. This was the class of people not sufficiently motivated to leave when Castro came to power, but also did not fit into his new society.
Nada + ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted story of a Cuban postal worker and how she copes with her dreary life.
Krik? Krak! tales of a nightmare ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Haiti's misery under two generations of Duvaliers. Reeling into the barbarously haunting allegorical world of living history and corrupted spiritualism that merge with riveting, exclusive sequences of Duvalierist tyranny, we experience an impression of the subliminal world that fuels the life and death battle to crack the shackled life. Clandestinely-filled prisons, Macoute spies, a sabotoged plantation, a perilous sea escape, and executions and torture abound. Tension builds. A popular bloody revolt. A soldier kills a fisherboy, shattering the dream. Incensed throngs revive the ancestral quest for a just New Haiti.
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Cuban Institute of Cinema Arts
Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie <La Habana>
Instituto cubano de arte e industria cinematográficos
Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos
Kubanisches Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie <La Habana>
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Haitian French Creole (4)
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