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Movies (fiction) by Region: Caribbean

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Caribbean DVDs

Alicia en el Pueblo de Maravillas Alice in Wondertown 2008

Humberto Hernández, Daniel Díaz Torres, Thais Valdes, Reinaldo Miravalles , Alberto Pujol, Carlos Cruz, Raúl Pomares, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace. Mirrors become doors, circus animals walk along the streets, and it appears that anything can happen. Everyone except Alice seems resigned to the situation. She discovers before long that the town's population is made up of officials and workers who have been fired for violating rules, minor or illusionary, and now cannot find their way out of this strange town. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2532

 

Before night falls  2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-100

 

Che c2009

Steven Soderbergh, Laura Bickford, Benicio del Toro, Frederic W Brost, Gregory Jacobs, aAlvaro Augustain, Belaen Atienza, Alvaro Longoria, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Philip Elway, Peter Buchman, Benjamin A Van der Veen, Demiaan Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Vladimir Cruz, Alfredo de Quesada, Jsu Garcia, Kahlil Maendez, Elvira Mainguez, Andraes Manuel Munar, Julia Ormond, Jorge Perugorraia, Edgar Ramirez, Victor Rasuk, Othello Rensoli, Armando Riesco, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Roberto Luis Santana, Norman Santiago Rivera, Rodrigo Santoro, Unax Ugalde, Roberto Urbina, Yul Vazquez, Carlos Bardem, Joaquim de Almeida, Pablo Duraan, Eduard Fernaandez, Marc-Andrae Grondin, aOscar Jaenada, Cristian Mercado, Jordi Mollaa, Gastaon Pauls, Antonio Peredo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Franka Potente, Naestor Rodulfo, Mark Umbers, Antxaon Gaomez, Pablo Zumaarraga, Alberto Iglesias, Jon Lee Anderson, Bina Daigeler, Ernesto Guevara , Ernesto Guevara,  Amy Taubin, IFC Films , Wild Bunch (Firm), Telecinco (Firm), Morena Films, Guerrilla Films (Firm) , and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A portrait of  the man who overthrew a dictatorship and became a revolutionary before his life was ended. Includes both Che Part One: The Argentine and Part Two: Guerrilla and bonus features. 3 videodiscs (271 min.)

MEDIA 10-1785

 

Clandestinos / Gefeahrliches Leben c2007

Fernando Paerez Valdaes, Jesaus Daiaz, Edesio Alejandro, Luis Alberto Garcaia, Isabel Santos, Susana Paerez, Renae Losada, Amado del Pino, Miguel Gutiaerrez, Miguel Navarro, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

1 DVD (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-1378

 

The Cuban masterworks collection: The twelve chairs; The adventures of Juan Quin Quin; A successful man; Cecilia; Amada c2006

Tomaas Gutiaerrez Alea, Julio Garcaia Espinosa, Humberto Solaas, Margarita Alexandre, Josae Ramaon Paerez, Humberto Hernaandez, Enrique Santiesteban, Caesar Evora, Raquel Revuelta, Gerardo Riveron, Eslinda Nauanez, Daisy Granados , Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematograafica, Vaideo ICAIC, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Five restored classic films from Cuba.
Dolce sillas (The twelve chairs): A rich woman decides, before dying, to hide the family jewels under a chair lining. An ex-proprietor and his ex-driver find this out and undertake a desperate search for the treasure, which gives rise to amusing situations and incredible adventures.
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (The adventures of Juan Quin Quin): A peasant farmer becomes a soldier in the Cuban revolution in this offbeat adventure comedy. His healthy cynicism towards the police, wealthy landlords, and the government serves him well after he joins up with a female guerilla. He rises to become a lieutenant as he waits for the signal for the rebellion to begin.
Un hombre de aexito (A successful man): Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas. Cecilia: In 1830 Cuba, the son of a rich colonial family falls in love with a proud, beautiful but poor mulatto girl.  His father, however, wants him to marry a woman from his own social class.
Amada:  Set in Havana in 1914, as World War I begins.  Amada, a young conservative bourgeois woman unhappily married to an ambitious politician, and tied to obsolete values, falls passionately in love with her cousin Marcial, a young nonconformist who tries unsuccessfully to shake her out of her traditionalism with tragic results. 5 videodiscs (529 min.)

MEDIA 10-1384

 

Fresa y chocolate 2010, 1993

A naļve, cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man falls in love with a young heterosexual full of prejudices and communists ideals. The film is the story of a great friendship, which overcomes ignorance and intolerance to produce a fun-filled celebration of life. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4304

 

Guantanamera 2000

Jorge Perugorría,  Mirta Ibarra, Carlos Cruz, Raúl Eguren, Conchita Brando, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío, Eliseo Alberto, and Gerardo Herrero

In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido.  Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace.  Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings.  As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 10-169       1835

 

Hello, Hemingway 2006

Ricardo Guila, Maydo Royero, Fernando Paerez, Laura de la Uz, Raaul Paz, Herminia Saanchez, Caridad Hernaandez, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Havana 1950s. Larita loves Elvis, Ernest Hemingway and her rebellious friend Victor. But Victor is more concerned with the turbulent political situation in Cuba than Larita's likes and dreams. Hoping to study in the United States, she quickly discovers that her origins and poverty work against her. In spite of her obstacles she is inspired by her own rich fantasy world. A story written by Hemingway becomes her own story of striving for a better future. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-1380

 

L'Homme sur les quais The man by the shore 1993

Set in Haiti in the 1960's, 8-year-old Sarah and her two sisters are victims of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier's reign of terror. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 10-3555

 

Las ra©Uces de mi coraz©šn The roots of my heart 2001

This drama follows a young Cuban woman investigating her family history, and discovering disturbing revelations about the 1912 genocide, in which over 6,000 members of the Independents of Color were killed by the Cuban Army. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-5204

 

Lucia 2010, 1968

Set during three periods in Cuban history, the film portrays three different Lucias, emphasizing each Lucia's role as a woman in the social milieu of the period. Each story is hung on a love drama. The first story focuses on the upper class, the second on the middle class, and the third on the working class. Each have different ranges of potential action and responses. 1 videodisc (160 min.)

MEDIA 10-4305

 

LVampiros en la Habana! Vampires in Havana c2002

Professor Von Dracula, a vampire scientist, leaves Transylvania for Cuba, and invents "Vampisol," a potion that allows vampires to survive in sunlight. When the Professor announces his intention to donate the formula free of charge to vampires all over the world, the Vampire Mafia from Chicago and the European Group of Vampires from Dusseldorf Germany try to muscle in and steal the formula. The action escalates crazily as an assortment of bad guys, police, vampires and other monsters and our hero with his girlfriend are all caught up in the chase. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-5238

 

Memorias del subdesarrollo 2010, 1968

A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a Europeanized intellectual, a landlord and self-styled writer, who is too idealistic to leave for Miami but too decadent to fit into the new society. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-4303

 

Memorias del subdesarrollo Inconsolable memories 2013, 1968

A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a Europeanized intellectual, a landlord and self-styled writer, who is too idealistic to leave for Miami but too decadent to fit into the new society. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4900

 

La muerte de un burocrata Death of a bureaucrat 2013, 1966

Sarcastic and humorous portrayal of Cuban bureaucracy as seen in the story of a man's mounting frustration with his fruitless attempts to procure the pension of a recently-deceased uncle. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-4901

 

La mujer del puerto The woman of the port c2005, 1934

Carlos de Najera, Arcady Boytler, Servando C. de la Garza, Andrea Palma, Domingo Soler, Consuelo Segarra, Luisa Obreg©đn, Joaqu Un Busquets, Arturo Manrique Panseco, Eurindia Films (Firm), Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

"Rosario becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz, Rosario lives above a sordid cabaret "selling her love to the men coming from the sea." One night, sailor Alberto rescues Rosario from the dirty hands of a drunken man. They get along and go to Rosario's room. After making love, they begin to talk and Rosario discovers they're siblings."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 76 min.)

MEDIA 10-626

 

Soy Cuba 2010, 1964

A dramatization of the decadence of Batista's Havana and the poverty that fueled the Cuban Revolution. In four stories showing the rise of the revolution, the films takes the viewer on a sweeping ride encompassing bathing beauties, landless peasants and student revolutions. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-4302

 

Suck meh soucouyant, suck meh 2009

"A love story laced with sorcery and intrigue as Mayaro soucouyants Matilda and Loretta shed their skins and take off for England as balls of fire to steal a golden spoon from Queen Victoria's royal cutlery. That night, the lives of these two old hags are changed forever when their obeah fails. Lionel, Matilda's lecherous lover, plots to get the diamond-studded golden spoon using his charm."--Container. 1 videodisc (8 min.)

MEDIA 10-4966

 

La Ultima Cena The Last Supper 2013, 1976

The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious late-eighteenth-century slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting twelve of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-4236 10-4237

Caribbean

Alicia en el Pueblo de Maravillas Alice in Wondertown 2008

Humberto Hernández, Daniel Díaz Torres, Thais Valdes, Reinaldo Miravalles, Alberto Pujol, Carlos Cruz, Raúl Pomares, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace. Mirrors become doors, circus animals walk along the streets, and it appears that anything can happen. Everyone except Alice seems resigned to the situation. She discovers before long that the town's population is made up of officials and workers who have been fired for violating rules, minor or illusionary, and now cannot find their way out of this strange town. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2532

 

Before night falls 2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-100

 

Bitter sugar Azucar amarga 1996

Leon Ichaso, Jaime Pina, René Lavan, Mayte Vilan, Miguel Gutierrez, and Larry Villanueva

A love story set against the political and economic tensions of contemporary Havana. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

MEDIA 2-5188

 

Cecilia 199-?

Humberto Solas, Humberto Hernández, Daisy Granados, Imanol Arias, Raquel Revuelta, Cirilo Villaverde, Impala (Firm), Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, and Marakka 2000, Inc

The story of Cecilia, a mulatta, and her relationship with a white man provides an intimate and stark portrayal of colonial Cuba. 2 videocassettes (165 min.)

MEDIA 2-6641

 

Che c2009

Steven Soderbergh, Laura Bickford, Benicio del Toro, Frederic W Brost, Gregory Jacobs, aAlvaro Augustain, Belaen Atienza, Alvaro Longoria, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Philip Elway, Peter Buchman, Benjamin A Van der Veen, Demiaan Bichir, Santiago Cabrera, Vladimir Cruz, Alfredo de Quesada, Jsu Garcia, Kahlil Maendez, Elvira Mainguez, Andraes Manuel Munar, Julia Ormond, Jorge Perugorraia, Edgar Ramirez,  Victor Rasuk, Othello Rensoli, Armando Riesco, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Roberto Luis Santana, Norman Santiago Rivera, Rodrigo Santoro, Unax Ugalde, Roberto Urbina, Yul Vazquez, Carlos Bardem, Joaquim de Almeida, Pablo Duraan, Eduard Fernaandez, Marc-Andrae Grondin, aOscar Jaenada, Cristian Mercado, Jordi Mollaa, Gastaon Pauls, Antonio Peredo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Franka Potente, Naestor Rodulfo , Mark Umbers, Antxaon Gaomez, Pablo Zumaarraga, Alberto Iglesias, Jon Lee Anderson, Bina Daigeler, Ernesto Guevara, Ernesto Guevara, Amy Taubin, IFC Films, Wild Bunch (Firm), Telecinco (Firm), Morena Films, Guerrilla Films (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A portrait of  the man who overthrew a dictatorship and became a revolutionary before his life was ended. Includes both Che Part One: The Argentine and Part Two: Guerrilla and bonus features. 3 videodiscs (271 min.)

MEDIA 10-1785

 

Clandestinos / Gefeahrliches Leben c2007

Fernando Paerez Valdaes, Jesaus Daiaz, Edesio Alejandro, Luis Alberto Garcaia, Isabel Santos, Susana Paerez, Renae Losada, Amado del Pino, Miguel Gutiaerrez, Miguel Navarro, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

1 DVD (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-1378

 

Confesión a Laura Confession to Laura  1994

Jaime Osório Gómez, José Ramón Pérez, Alexandra Cardona Restrepo, Vicky Hernández, Gustavo Londoño, and María Cristina Gálvez

Set during a violent civil war in Columbia, which occurred after the assassination of liberal leader Jorge Elieser Gaitain in 1948. Three people are trapped in Laura's house during a riot, setting the scene for an unforgettable night. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-6058

 

The Cuban masterworks collection: The twelve chairs; The adventures of Juan Quin Quin; A successful man; Cecilia; Amada c2006

Tomaas Gutiaerrez Alea,  Julio Garcaia Espinosa, Humberto Solaas, Margarita Alexandre, Josae Ramaon Paerez, Humberto Hernaandez, Enrique Santiesteban, Caesar Evora, Raquel Revuelta, Gerardo Riveron, Eslinda Nauanez, Daisy Granados, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematograafica, Vaideo ICAIC, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Five restored classic films from Cuba.
Dolce sillas (The twelve chairs): A rich woman decides, before dying, to hide the family jewels under a chair lining. An ex-proprietor and his ex-driver find this out and undertake a desperate search for the treasure, which gives rise to amusing situations and incredible adventures.
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (The adventures of Juan Quin Quin): A peasant farmer becomes a soldier in the Cuban revolution in this offbeat adventure comedy. His healthy cynicism towards the police, wealthy landlords, and the government serves him well after he joins up with a female guerilla. He rises to become a lieutenant as he waits for the signal for the rebellion to begin.
Un hombre de aexito (A successful man): Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas. Cecilia: In 1830 Cuba, the son of a rich colonial family falls in love with a proud, beautiful but poor mulatto girl.  His father, however, wants him to marry a woman from his own social class.
Amada:  Set in Havana in 1914, as World War I begins.  Amada, a young conservative bourgeois woman unhappily married to an ambitious politician, and tied to obsolete values, falls passionately in love with her cousin Marcial, a young nonconformist who tries unsuccessfully to shake her out of her traditionalism with tragic results. 5 videodiscs (529 min.)

MEDIA 10-1384

 

De cierta manera 1988?

Mario Balmaseda, Yolanda Cuellar, and Mario Limorta

As two young lovers become acquainted with each other's habits and personalities, they also struggle to reshape their outmoded, middle-class values to conform with the belief system engendered by the Revolution. 1 videocassette (VHS) (79 min.)

MEDIA 2-361

 

El Super 1989

Leon Ichaso, Orlando Jiménez-Leal, Manuel Arce, Emilio Guede, Gloria Pińeyro, Mariano Ros, Raymundo Hidalgo-Gato, Zully Montero, Reynaldo Medina, Elizabeth Peńa, and Iván Acosta

"A humorous and touching view of Cuban exiles living in a basement apartment during a snowy winter in New York. El Super is the story of Roberto, a superintendent, who dreams of his warm and friendly homeland, and stubbornly refuses to assimilate into the new culture"--Container. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-5361

 

Guantanamera 2000

Jorge Perugorría, Mirta Ibarra, Carlos Cruz, Raúl Eguren, Conchita Brando, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío, Eliseo Alberto, and Gerardo Herrero

In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido.  Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace.  Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings.  As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 10-169       1835

 

Hasta cierto punto Up to a certain point 1995

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Oscar Alvarez, Mirta Ibarra, Humberto Hernández, Omar Valdés, and Coralio Veloz

A clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

MEDIA 2-6117

 

Heading south Vers le sud 2007

Karen Young, Laurent Cantet, Charlotte Rampling, Louise Portal, Ménothy César, Dany Laferričre, Haut et Court (Firm), and Genius Products

Three middle-aged women, disillusioned and unsatisfied by the men at home converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the sexual talents of the natives. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

DANA 325

 

Hello, Hemingway 2006

Ricardo Guila, Maydo Royero, Fernando Paerez, Laura de la Uz, Raaul Paz, Herminia Saanchez, Caridad Hernaandez, Icestorm Entertainment GmbH, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Havana 1950s. Larita loves Elvis, Ernest Hemingway and her rebellious friend Victor. But Victor is more concerned with the turbulent political situation in Cuba than Larita's likes and dreams. Hoping to study in the United States, she quickly discovers that her origins and poverty work against her. In spite of her obstacles she is inspired by her own rich fantasy world. A story written by Hemingway becomes her own story of striving for a better future. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-1380

 

IA-Kuba I am Cuba 1995

Mikhaila Kalatozov, Marin Scorese, Francis Ford Coppola, Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Vud, José Gallardo, Raúl Garcia, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko, and Enrique Pineda Barnet

A series of vignettes illustrates the extremes of wealth and poverty, the exploitation, and the passions that led to the Cuban Revolution. 1 videocassette (141 min.)

MEDIA 2-2837

 

L'Homme sur les quais The man by the shore 1993

Raoul Peck, Pascal Verroust, Andre Graille, Jennifer Zubar, Toto Bissainthe, Jean-Michel Martial, and Patrick Rameau

Set in Haiti in the 1960's, 8-year-old Sarah and her two sisters are victims of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier's reign of terror. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-5150

 

The Last supper La Ultima Cena 199-?

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Santiago Llapur, Camilo Vives, Nelson Villagea, Silvano Rey, Alberto García de Romaña, José Antonio Rodríguez, Samuel Claxton, Mario Balmaseda, Tomás González Pérez, and Maria Eugenia Haya

Set in Havana at the end of the 18th century, a guilt-ridden count invites twelve of his plantation slaves to a "last supper" during which he attempts to teach them what he sees as the crucial elements of Christianity, namely, submissive obedience to their master and joy in suffering.  When the count breaks his word, however, and forces the slaves to work the next day (Good Friday), they revolt and the count's punishment is swift and brutal . 1 videocassette (110 min.)

DANA. DANA. MEDIA 626 626 2-374

 

Linda Sara 1995

Jacobo Morales, Blanca Silvia Eró, Dayanara Torres, Chayanne, Joan Amick, and Benjamín Morales

When an affluent Puerto Rican sugar cane grower's family face an economic descent, a forbidden romance once despised by them is recalled. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

ALEXANDER. MEDIA 2-5826 2-5826

 

Lucia 198-

Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núńez, Adela Legrá, and Eduardo Revuelta

Set during three periods in Cuban history, the film portrays three different Lucias, emphasizing each Lucia's role as a woman in the social milieu of the period. 1 videocassette (VHS) (160 min.)

MEDIA 2-360

 

Maruja 199-?

Gerónimo Mitchell, Oscar Olazábal Quintana, Marta Romero, Roberto Rivera Negrón, Mario Pabón, Helena Montalban, Axel Anderson, Manuel Pérez Durán, Probo Films, and Latin American Video Archives

Maruja, the first box office success of puertorican cinema, is the story of a beautiful and sensual woman that awakes the lechery in several men with tragic effects. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-6093   2-7244

 

Memories of underdevelopment 198-

Edmundo Desnoes, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Sergio Corrieri, and Daisy Granados

A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled writer. 1 videocassette (97 min.)bsd., b&w ;

MEDIA 2-386

 

La Muerte de un burocrata 198-

Salvador Wood and Silvia Planas

A hilarious account of the tyranny of red tape in Cuba.  The comedy begins with a sculptor who is buried with his union card.  The widow needs his card to get her pension.  A nephew is sent to get permission to exhume the body.  A social satire. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

MEDIA 2-378

 

La mujer del puerto The woman of the port c2005, 1934

Carlos de Najera, Arcady Boytler, Servando C. de la Garza, Andrea Palma, Domingo Soler, Consuelo Segarra, Luisa Obreg©đn, Joaqu Un Busquets, Arturo Manrique Panseco, Eurindia Films (Firm), Cinemateca (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

"Rosario becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz, Rosario lives above a sordid cabaret "selling her love to the men coming from the sea." One night, sailor Alberto rescues Rosario from the dirty hands of a drunken man. They get along and go to Rosario's room. After making love, they begin to talk and Rosario discovers they're siblings."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 76 min.)

MEDIA 10-626

 

Nueba Yol 1995

Angel Muńiz, Joseph Medina, Carlota Carretero , Luisito Marti, Caridad Ravelo, Raúl Carbonell, Alfonso Zayas,  Rafael Villalona, and Joel Garcia

Relates the story of Balbuena, a Dominican immigrant to New York, and his daily struggles in a strange land, devoid of the comforts of his native customs, language and culture. 1 videocassette (102 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1397 2-3798

 

Portrait of Teresa 1990, 1979

Pastor Vega, Daisy Grandado, and Adolfo Llauradó

Perhaps the most controversial film yet from Cuba.  Teresa, a housewife and mother, works in a textile factory. Her involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband. The resulting difficulty in their marriage is depicted with compassion and it is the bond of sexual and emotional empathy which gives the film its intensity and anguish. 1 videocassette (103 min.)

MEDIA 2-1256

 

Si me comprendieras If you could understand me 1998

Rolando Díaz, Teodoro Ríos, Aurelio Carnero, Luna Llena Producciones S.L, and First Run/Icarus Films

"A well-known Cuban film director embarks upon the search for a black woman dancer and singer to play the central dramatic role in his next film project- a musical comedy. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-6324

 

Strawberry and chocolate Fresa y chocolate 1995

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío, Jorge Perugorría, Robert Redford, Senel Paz, Miguel Mendoza, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, and Francisco Gattorno

A naive college kid, on his own for the first time, meets a writer and a passionate woman who teach him everything there is to know about the things that aren't taught in school. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1394 2-2875

 

Una Novia para David 198-

Orlando Rojas

A young Cuban begins an amourous pursuit of the high school beauty but finds himself falling prey to the honesty and charm of a less attractive girl. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-379

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