Viva 2009

Selection of films to showcase the taletns of new and established Cuban directors. To coincide with the strand, thre will be a screening of Che: Part One and there is a podcast by Spanish lecturer James Scorer, discussing the cinematic potrayals of Guevara available on the official website.

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The Horn Of Plenty The Horn Of Plenty
The Horn Of Plenty and Memories Of Underdevelopment
The Horn Of Plenty (El Cuerno De La Abundancia) (Country: Spain, Cuba; Year: 2008; Director: Juan Carlos Tabío; Writer: Arturo Arango, Juan Carlos Tabío; Stars: Paula Ali, Laura De la Uz, Enrique Molina, Jorge Perugorría, Yoima Valdés)
The possibility of a share of an inherited fortune causes ructions in a small Cuban town.
Memories Of Underdevelopment (Memorias Del Subdesarrollo) (Country: Cuba; Year: 1968; Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; Writer: Edmundo Desnoes, Edmundo Desnoes, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea; Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés, René de la Cruz, Yolanda Farr, Ofelia González, Jose Gil Abad, Daniel Jordan, Luis López)
Charting the life of an intellectual, who decides to stay in Cuba following the 1959 revolution.
A Paradise Under The Stars (Un Paraíso Bajo Las Estrellas) (Country: Spain, Cuba; Year: 2000; Director: Gerardo Chijona; Writer: Lüis Aguero, Gerardo Chijona, Senel Paz; Stars: Thais Valdés, Vladimir Cruz, Daisy Granados, Enrique Molina, Litico Rodriguez, Alicia Bustamante, Santiago Alonso, Jacqueline Arenal, Luis Alberto García, Javier Gurruchaga)
Comedy about a woman who becomes a dancer against her father's wishes.
Titón, From Havana To Guantanamera ( Titón, De La Habana A Guantanamera) (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: Mirta Ibarra; Writer: Mirta Ibarra, Lola Salvador; Stars: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Mirta Ibarra)
Documentary on the life and works of Cuban director and screenwriter Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Death Of A Bureaucrat, Strawberry And Chocolate), who died in 1996.
Viva La Nueva Generacion (Country: Cuba; Director: Various; Writer: Various)
Specially curated collection of documentary and fictional shorts. Introduced bby Erik Knudsen, University of Salford.
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