Cuban cinema

Cuba cinema has been characterized by a great social load. From the 1920s became very usual sentimental melodramas and comedies in which the Galician and little nigger, two iconic characters of the vernacular cinema, were present.

From the triumph of the Revolution, the film productions are distinguished by their historical, philosophical or social content. Economic hardship, political humor, emigrations, the dialectic of an expectant Cuba are some of the most recurrent themes. Today in addition to these more frequently we see homosexuality, transsexualism and prostitution.


La bella del Alhambra

The Cuban film La bella del Alhambra (1989) was directed writer, journalist and actor Enrique Pineda Barnet. It is based on the novel Song of Rachel by outstanding Cuban writer Miguel Barnet. This film reconstructs the a...



Cuban film production Ernesto Daranas, Conduct (2012), has given much to talk about today. Many agree the criteria that managed to conquer the audience with his deep social content. Armando Valdes Freire plays Chala, an ...



Cuban film Habanastation (2011) directed by Ian Padron and written by Felipe Espinet discovered in its plot a Cuba tinged with the problems posed by social differences. The class confrontation transpires through the begi...


Los dioses rotos

A kind of anthropological study proposes the Cuban film director Ernesto Daranas in the film Los Dioses Rotos (2008). With a constant flow of intertextualities presents Laura (Silvia Águila), a college professor who del...


Strawberry and Chocolate

Based on the story by Senel Paz entitled "The wolf, the forest and the new man", Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio propose the Cuban film Strawberry and Chocolate (1994). The film is a Cuban-Spanish-Mexican co-p...


El cuerno de la abundancia

The cornucopia (2008), Cuban film directed by Juan Carlos Tabio, with stars as Jorge Perugorría, Laura de la Uz, Enrique Molina, Annia Bu Maure, Paula Ali and Thaimi Alvariño. In this comedy, for the first time since "...