Humberto Solás

32º Festival

Classics Restored

Focus and Retrospectives


Length: 160min

Country: Cuba


D: Humberto Solás 
G: Julio García Espinosa, Nelson Rodríguez, Humberto Solás 
F: Jorge Herrero 
E: Nelson Rodríguez 
S: Eugenio Vesa Figueras, Ricardo Istueta, Carlos Fernández 
M: Leo Brouwer, Joseíto Fernández 
P: Raúl Canosa, Camilo Vives 
CP: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC) 
I: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá, Eduardo Moure, Ramón Brito, Adolfo Llauradó


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The first feature film by Humberto Solas is an epic tour through three key episodes in Cuban history (the 1895 Cuban War of Independence, the 1933 struggle against the dictator, Machado, and the beginnings of the Cuban Revolution), narrated through the actions of three women of different social class, but who share the same name. The film takes on the historic and political context of each event as well as the fundamental role of women in these transformative processes, and the patriarchal attitudes and notions that they had to confront.

Presented by the Film Foundation, the film was restored by Cineteca di Bologna at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in collaboration with the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), and with the financing of Turner Classic Movies and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.
Humberto Solás

Born in Havana in 1941, at 18, he made the short film La huida(1959), which was followed by a number of internationally-acclaimed shorts and features, includingLucía (1968) and Le siècle des lumières (1992). He was a member of the jury at the 16th Mar del Plata Film Festival, and his film Honey for Oshun (2001) was screened at the 17th edition. He died in 2008.


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