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Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica

Overview
Works: 677 works in 1,713 publications in 6 languages and 18,018 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  History  Comedy films  Biography  Biographical films  Concert films  Musical films 
Roles: prn, Producer, 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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Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, a group of legendary Cuban musicians were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. This documentary shows some of their songs being recorded in the studio, concert footage from Amsterdam and New York City, and some of the musicians talking about their lives in Cuba and how they got started in music
Strawberry and chocolate = Fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David, a student at Havana University, is devastated when his girlfriend marries someone else. When he meets a gay artist, Diego, he is drawn to his cultured lifestyle and a friendship forms between them
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this romantic comedy from the directors of Strawberry and Chocolate, Yoyita, now a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortège wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage." -- Back of container
La última cena = The last supper by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

37 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basado en un hecho real de la historia cubana del siglo 18, esta película es un cuento moral de un piadoso propietario de esclavos que decide mejorar su alma y dar instrucciones a sus esclavos en las glorias del cristianismo, invitando a 12 de ellos a participar en una recreación de la Última Cena
Memorias del subdesarrollo = Memories of underdevelopment( Visual )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 488 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
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 between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 396 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
Lista de espera = Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a rundown bus station in rural Cuba, the line of passengers waiting just keeps getting longer. The problem is that every bus that passes by is already full. Their only hope is to wait for the station's bus to be fixed. As the disparate group settles in, relationships start forming between the passengers: Emilio, a young engineer, becomes smitten with a beautiful young woman who is en route to meet her Spanish fiancé, a blind man gets support from the others to go to the head of the line. Frustration and disorder reign when the one bus breaks down and no one can leave. Resigned to working together, the group magically transforms the station into a beautiful place where no one wants to leave."--Container
La vida es silbar by Fernando Pérez( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 342 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
Buena Vista Social Club( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost musicians and making a recording with them that sold millions and earned a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with filmmaker 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
Lucia by Humberto Solás( Visual )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 328 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
I am Cuba by Mikhail Kalatozov( Visual )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Started only a week after the Cuban missile crisis and designed to be Cuba's answer to both Sergei Eisenstein's propaganda masterpiece, Potemkin and Jean-Luc Godard's freewheeling romance, Breathless, I Am Cuba turned out to be something quite unique - a wildly schizophrenic celebration of Communist kitsch, mixing Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality. The plot, or rather plots, feverishly explore the seductive, decadent (and marvelously photogenic) world of Batista's Cuba - deliriously juxtaposing images of rich Americans and bikini-clad beauties sipping cocktails poolside with scenes of ramshackle slums filled with hungry children and gaunt old people. Using wide-angle lenses that distort and magnify and filters that transform palm trees into giant white feathers, Urusevsky's acrobatic camera achieves wild gravity-defying angles as it glides effortlessly through long continuous shots. But I Am Cuba is not just a catalog of bravura technique - it also succeeds in exploring the innermost feelings of the characters and their often desperate situations. Shown unsubtitled at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I Am Cuba received two standing ovations - during the screening. The first movie ever jointly presented by master filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, I Am Cuba is one of the great discoveries in cinema. It will change your view of cinema forever!
La muerte de un burocrata = The death of a bureaucrat by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 311 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
I am Cuba : the ultimate edition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 308 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
Retrato de Teresa = Portrait of Teresa by Pastor Vega( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband
Nada + by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted story of a Cuban postal worker and how she copes with her dreary life
Barrio Cuba( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 273 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
Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes = A very old man with enormous wings by Fernando Birri( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 253 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
Miel para Oshún = Honey for Oshun( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 205 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
Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 205 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
Memorias del subdesarrollo = Inconsolable memories by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 193 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
CAIC

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 Cinematográfica

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos Kubanisches Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie

Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos

Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográficos Cuban film organization

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

Kubanisches Institut für Filmkunst und Filmindustrie La Habana

Kubański Instytut Przemysłu i Sztuki Filmowej.

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