Farmer Juan Quin Quin survives in pre-revolutionary Cuba by his wits – as an altar boy, circus performer, bullfighter, coffee planter and revolutionary. The poor but shrewd farmer even plays the part of Jesus Christ with a traveling theater company.
Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace.
Havana 1914 – the turmoil surrounding WWI engulfs the daughter of a recently-deceased, wealthy slave trader. She falls in love with her cousin, an idealistic journalist, but is tied to her unfaithful husband and obsolete bourgeois values.
In 1830s Cuba, a rich slave owner’s son falls for Cecilia (Daisy Granados), a proud and beautiful mulatto girl. While revolution simmers and then boils on the island, his parents force him to marry a woman of his own class.
Ernesto Che Guevara was only 39 years old when he was executed in the Bolivian mountains in 1967. This film tells the story of Che’s short life: his childhood in Argentina, his early interest in the Spanish Civil War, and the motorcycle trip through Latin America that changed his life forever.
Set in the late 1950s, a young Cuban couple and their friends struggle with all their might, in the urban underground movement, against the Batista regime. They get into a dangerous crossfire with the secret service and police, and must fight for their lives.
A 5-DVD set with five masterworks from revolutionary Cuba. Beautifully restored with new English subtitles and directed by three legendary filmmakers – Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Julio García Espinosa and Humberto Solás – they reveal a cinema unavailable to most people in the USA.
Havana in the 1950s: Larita loves Elvis Presley and Ernest Hemingway. But her rebellios friend Victor is more concerned with current Cuban politics than with her ideas and dreams.
Cuba in the late 1800s: After overpowering their Spanish masters, cimarrons – runaway African slaves – hide in settlements in the eastern mountains of Cuba. But discord is sown by traitorous elements secretly working for the Spanish.
Cuban director Rebeca Chávez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Fidel Castro’s political life. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for over five decades, since revolutionary forces toppled the Batista regime in 1959.