El suspirante and Yoyo are films that marked a time, a style and a character. They were created by the many-sided (clown, magician, scriptwriter and illustrator) French actor and filmmaker Pierre Étaix. Étaix traveled to Cuba for the first time to the 16th French Film Festival in Cuba.
Photos: Fernando Medina
It is often repeated that much of Cuban science fiction is characterized by humor. But the effectiveness of F. Mond’s work – even though it does honor to its author's name – is based on several dominant features: the parodic relationship between texts with referents from different environments; ethical and historical reflection through the cultivation of very sizeable ucronias ; and updating and deconstructing national and religious events…read more >>
We found out one way or another, but in any case it was the news that shook the Cuban cultural scene on November 17, 1998: Celeste Mendoza, “the queen of guaguancó,” had died.read more >>
Fate decreed - paraphrasing one of Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez’s anthological pieces - that Marcial Gala would graduate in the art of designing and constructing buildings, but then transform drawing into writing and architecture into literature.read more >>
Havana society always welcomed the writings of the now forgotten Virginia Felicia Auber de Noya (1825-1897). From La Coruña, she lived in Cuba for forty years, during which time she produced a vast literary work left behind in books and also in the press...read more >>
On May 28, 2013, Servando Cabrera Moreno (1923-1981), one of our most important painters and draftsmen, would be ninety years old. The Museo Biblioteca Servando Cabrera Moreno (Servando Cabrera Moreno Museum and Library) keeps the legacy of this singular artist, professor and popular art collector alive.read more >>
Last April the tenth edition of Dramatic Readings of Contemporary German Theater was held in the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. This time, the encounter with German dramaturgy had the distinction of revolving around author Roland Schimmelpfennig.read more >>
Carlos Quintana is one of the most consistent creators on the Cuban art scene, and a new opportunity to appreciate his works is present in the show Apócrifo, on exhibition at Galería Habanaread more >>
La Huella de España Festival, presided over by Alicia Alonso, general director of Cuba’s National Ballet Company, celebrates this year a quarter century of existence.read more >>
Spanish actor (from Valencia) Jorge Mistral was a handsome man, with aquiline profile and dark hair, attributes that allowed him to adapt to roles ranging from the adventurer, the villain, the lover to the fine-looking or romantic and passionate seducer...
The consultation and participation of the art creators has been taking place long before this process started, said ICAIC president.
Tennessee Williams, one of the authors most represented on the screen, met with the leader of the Cuban Revolution one time in 1959.
The bonds of prominent Cuban filmmaker Manuel Pérez Paredes (Havana, 1939) with the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), since its founding up to the present day, have allowed him to witness several of the events that have marked the artistic and cultural activity of the Caribbean nation.
A deep craving for perfection moved Panamanian dancer Manuela Navarro to cross the Caribbean Sea with the aim of perfecting her dance technique as a figure invited by the Cuban National Ballet.