WorldCat Identities

Tabío, Juan Carlos 1943-

Works: 67 works in 504 publications in 6 languages and 3,503 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Road films  Coming-of-age films  Documentary films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , fmd, Performer, Author, Film editor, Conductor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Juan Carlos Tabío
Most widely held works by Juan Carlos Tabío
Strawberry and chocolate = Fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

117 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,405 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
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

84 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat gets the opportunity to test his scheme for transporting dead bodies around the island when his aunt dies [c.f. Halliwell's]
Lista de espera = Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 466 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
Se permuta = A house for swap by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria, Yolanda's mother, exchanges their old house in Guanabacoa for a modern apartment in Vedado to keep Yolanda away from her boyfriend. In Vedado, Yolanda meets Guillermito, an opportunist, who becomes her boyfriend. Guillermito uses Gloria in his elaborate scheme of exchanges which culminates in a dream house for him
Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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
7 días en La Habana by Benicio del Toro( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven directors offer their visions of contemporary Cuba in seven vignettes set in Havana
Erdbeer und Schokolade( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Havanna in den 90er Jahren: In einem Eiscafe trifft der systemkritische Künstler Diego auf den naiven Studenten David. Während der schwule Diego darauf hofft, den schönen Jung-kommunisten ins Bett zu bekommen, wittert der linientreue David die Chance, einen Staats-feind zu entlarven. Zwischen den beiden entwickeln sich leidenschaftliche Debatten über persönliche und politische Freiheiten. Unter Diegos Einfluss beginnt Davids Idealbild vom System zu bröckeln. Bald verbindet die beiden eine tiefe Freundschaft, so dasss die ursprünglichen Ziele - Verführung auf der einen, Bespitzelung auf der anderen Seite - völlig an Bedeutung verlieren. Doch dann erhält Diego Berufsverbot (Quelle: Stauffacher)
El elefante y la bicicleta by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his home in 1925 to an island off the Cuban coast, an ex-con brings a silent film projector and a print of Robin Hood with him. All the islanders flock to enjoy this new experience. But with revolution in the air, repeated viewings of the film give it a new meaning in the eyes of its audience: they see a drama in which they, as underdogs, rise up against the capitalists, represented by the island's unpopular landowners
El cuerno de la abundancia by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumor spreads of a vast inheritance with a tall tale involving nuns, pirate treasure and the Bank of England. Although initially sceptical about the promises of money for nothing, Bernadito and many others in the small town become convinced they're due a portion of the loot
Filmmaking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Newsreel 49 heralds the beginning of Cuba's revolutionary cinema. Images of the icons of major Hollywood studios give way to Cuban faces and places as the soundtrack blasts Rock around the clock. Octavio Cortázar's For the first time documents the use of mobile cinemas to bring moving pictures to campesinos far from the movie houses of Havana. Dolly back, by Juan Carlos Tabío probes the limits of filmmaking through the film-within-a-film trope
El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo by Senel Paz( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

..the story of David, an uptight macho communist student at Havana University, who shortly after breaking up with his girlfriend, runs into Diego, an extravagant gay artist with a streak of irreverance towards the Castro regime ... a tentative friendship between two opposites is born, mutually fascinated by their opposing beliefs but fundamentally like-minded beneath their conflicting prejudices
7 days in Havana( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set over seven days and featuring films from seven renowned directors, this film will transport you to the bars, harbours and beaches of Havana, offering a tantalising behind-the-scenes insight into Cuban life.--Container
Aunque estés lejos by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about the film production industry in contemporary Cuba
Cuban cinema classics( Visual )

in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... showcases this island's world-acclaimed film tradition in a series of documentaries featuring Cuban people, places and politics."--Container
Kubanisch reisen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine bunt zusammengewürfelte Gruppe Reisender wartet in einem verwahrlosten kubanischen Busbahnhof auf einen Transfer nach Havanna. Gemeinsam versuchen sie, einen alten Überlandbus flott zu machen, wobei die Einzelnen ihre eigenen Interessen nicht aus dem Auge verlieren. Ein zwischen Alltagsrealität und Traum oszillierender Film, der trotz anrührender und komischer Elemente zu keiner Einheit findet und nur die bekannten Kuba-Klischees aneinander reiht. Das Ergebnis ist ein oberflächliches Spiel um Liebe, Utopie und Improvisation, dem jede sarkastische Schärfe abhanden gekommen ist. (, 11.11.2009)
50 years of the Cuban revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strawberry & chocolate (104 min.): With the help of two new friends, a young man learns everything there is to know about things not taught in school
Liste d'attente toute la fantaisie cubaine by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio, jeune ingénieur au chômage, arrive dans la petite gare routière d'une vielle de Cuba. Des dIzaines de passagers attendent l'arrivée d'un car qui pourrait les emmener. Le bus arrive mais ne pourra pas repartir comme prévu pour cause de panne. Les voyageurs sont donc contraints de passer la nuit ensemble. Au fil des heures, la tension s'apaise et chacun tente d'apporter son aide pour réparer le car et améliorer les conditions de séjour de la petite communauté en faisant preuve de générosité et de solidarité. Peut-être referont-ils, à leur manière, leur propre révolution
Guantanamera( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliseo alberto diego, tomas gutierrez alea
Lista d'attesa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una stazione, autobus strapieni e una lunga lista d'attesa. Ma l'attesa si trasforma in occasione di ritrovata solidarietà. Progressivamente le tensioni calano, risbocciano passioni sopite, nascono nuovi amori. E, soprattutto, si lavora insieme per migliorare quel piccolo mondo che è la fatiscente stazione d'autobus. (My movies)
Demasiado miedo a la vida o Plaff by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concha's life was fine until her son Jose brought his newly married wife home and now Concha seems to be having rows with all her family. What she really wants to know however is the identity of person who continues to throw eggs at her house
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.32 for Strawberry ... to 0.98 for Liste d'at ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Rey, Juan Carlos Tabío.

Rey, Juan Carlos Tabío 1943-

Tabío Rey, Juan Carlos.

Tabío Rey, Juan Carlos 1943-

타비오, 후안 카를로스 1943-