The golden age of the Cuban cinema
A documentary directed by Ramon Suarez.
In March 1959, will be created in Havana the ICAIC, the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry. It is the first act of the cultural policy of the new mode. During the ten years which will follow, under the aegis of this organization the Cuban cinema makes incredible great strides. With the ICAIC, a new generation of scenario writers emerges and is put at the work – of Gutierrez Alea in Humberto Solas – of Alberto Roldan in Julio Garcia Espinosa. The films which these young realizers will make concern neither a school, nor of a kind. It acts of a popular cinema in its gasoline and its accounts. Foreign realizers will also come them to work in Havana for this period: Chris Marker, Joris Ivens, Agnes Varda, Armand Gatti will turn to Cuba. It is the history of this exceptional adventure – which lasted eight years – that we will tell in this documentary, interfering interviews and extracts films.
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