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Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica

Overview
Works: 577 works in 1,327 publications in 7 languages and 16,318 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Comedy films  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Musical films  Biography  Biographical films  Concert films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Editor, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica
 
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Most widely held works by Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica
Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ry Cooder travelled to Cuba in early 1998 to record a solo album with Ibrahim Ferrer, Wim Wenders accompanied him with a small film crew
Strawberry and chocolate = fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Cuban film details the unusual relationship between the flamboyant, educated Diego (Jorge Perugorría) and the young, homophobic, pro-Revolution David (Vladimir Cruz). Miserable at being dumped by his girlfriend, David at first spurns the attentions of Diego; however, at the prompting of his Communist roommate, Miguel (Francisco Gattorno), he cultivates an acquaintanceship with Diego in order to investigate his liberal leanings. Of course, Diego's cultured ways prove fascinating to the younger man and a true friendship grows. Add the slightly crazy neighbor Nancy (Mirta Ibarra), who frequently attempts suicide, as romantic fodder for David, and this playful drama becomes a heartwarming film
Memorias del subdesarrollo = Memories of underdevelopment by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a Europeanized intellectual, a landlord and self-styled writer, who is too idealistic to leave for Miami but too decadent to fit into the new society
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Spanish and French and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proveniente de La Habana y de visita en su ciudad natal, Guantánamo, para recibir un homenaje por su trayectoria artística, Yoyita fallece repentinamente. Acompañando el cadáver hacia la Capital van su sobrina Gina, una exprofesora y inconformista política, y su esposo Adolfo, un funcionario de mal gusto a cargo del funeral. Mientras el cortejo cruza Cuba, sigue encontrando con Mariano, un camionero a quien una vez le dió fuerte por Gina y cuyo presencia cristaliza las dudas que tiene Gina sobre su matrimonio
La última cena = The last supper by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Havana at the end of the 18th century, a guilt-ridden count invites twelve of his plantation slaves to a "last supper" during which he attempts to teach them what he sees as the crucial elements of Christianity, namely, submissive obedience to their master and joy in suffering. When the count breaks his word, however, and forces the slaves to work the next day (Good Friday), they revolt and the count's punishment is swift and brutal
I︠A︡-- Kuba by Mikhail Kalatozov( Visual )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través de cuatro historias, Soy Cuba describe la lenta evolución de Cuba, del régimen de Batista a la revolución de Fidel Castro. Son cuatro narraciones que refuerzan el ideal comunista frente al capitalismo. A lo largo de estos episodios, Cuba se libera de sus dependencias políticas para reafirmar su identidad, singular e independiente, con sus contradicciones y esperanzas
Lista de espera = Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabio.( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 367 WorldCat member 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
Lucia by Humberto Solás( Visual )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during three periods in Cuban history (the 1890s, the 1930s and the 1960s), the film portrays three different Lucias, emphasizing each Lucia's role as a woman in the social milieu of the period
La vida es silbar by Fernando Pérez Valdés( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 337 WorldCat member 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
Retrato de Teresa = Portrait of Teresa by Pastor Vega( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband
La muerte de un burocrata = The death of a bureaucrat by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fanciful satire of the excesses of Kafkaesque bureaucracy is set in a country that has had a socialist revolution. Bureaucracy insists on equal treatment for all, including the dead: the corpse of an exemplary worker gets itself unburied for the sake of the bureaucracy and then finds that the bureaucracy will not let it be buried again. The film is also an anthology of parodies, references and homages to screen comedy. Alea has dedicated it to Bunuel, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Jean Vigo
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 330 WorldCat member 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
I am Cuba : the ultimate edition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'O mamute Siberiano, ' Vicente Ferraz documents the making of Soy Cuba, which was largely panned by Cubans, the Soviet Union and the West at its release, then nearly forgotten. Using new and archival footage and interviews, he also contrasts the Cuba shown in the film with the Cuba forty years later. Surviving members of the cast and crew are interviewed regarding the film's rediscovery and subsequent reclassification as a cinema masterpiece
Nada + by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted story of a Cuban postal worker and how she copes with her dreary life
Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes = A very old man with enormous wings by Fernando Birri( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parmi les ruines laissées par un cyclone en Colombie, atterrit un vieil homme avec des ailes énormes. Cette anatomie quasi miraculeuse attire les curieux et les dévots du monde entier. Muet et hirsute, cette "créature" fantastique est logée dans un poulailler alors que ses hôtes et visiteurs curieux attendent son message angélique, qui se révèlera une bénédiction douteuse
Barrio Cuba( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 279 WorldCat member 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
Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 221 WorldCat member 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
Miel para Oshún = Honey for Oshun( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Cuba. When his father dies, a Cuban man raised in the United States learns that he was not abandoned by his mother but taken illegally out of Cuba. He returns to Cuba to search for her, helped by his cousin and a taxi driver
Suite Habana by Fernando Pérez Valdés( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a simple day in the life of ten ordinary people of Havana. There are neither interviews nor dialogue nor narration: only images, sound and music to express cinematographically the everyday events of a peculiar and unique reality. Each of the characters represents the diversity of the social groups found in the city
Vampiros en la Habana = Vampires in Havana by Juan Padrón( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Von Dracula, a vampire scientist, leaves Transylvania for Cuba, and invents "Vampisol," a potion that allows vampires to survive in sunlight. When the Professor announces his intention to donate the formula free of charge to vampires all over the world, the Vampire Mafia from Chicago and the European Group of Vampires from Dusseldorf Germany try to muscle in and steal the formula. The action escalates crazily as an assortment of bad guys, police, vampires and other monsters and our hero with his girlfriend are all caught up in the chase
 
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La vida es silbar
Alternative Names
Cuban Institute of Cinema Arts.

Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.

Cuban Institute on Cinematographic Arts and Industry.

I.C.A.I.C.

ICAIC.

ICAIC (Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica)

Institut cubain des arts et de l'industrie cinématographiques

Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie La Habana

Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica.

Instituto cubano de arte e industria cinematográficos

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematografica.

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos

Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográficos film

Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográficos organisatie uit Cuba

Instituto del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos

Kuba Instituto de Kinaj Arto kaj Industrio

Kubanisches Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie La Habana

Kubański Instytut Przemysłu i Sztuki Filmowej.

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Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point