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The golden age of the Cuban cinema

A documentary directed by .

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In March 1959, will be cre­ated in Havana the ICAIC, the Cuban Insti­tute of Art and Cin­e­mato­graphic Indus­try. It is the first act of the cul­tural pol­icy of the new mode. Dur­ing the ten years which will fol­low, under the aegis of this orga­ni­za­tion the Cuban cin­ema makes incred­i­ble great strides. With the ICAIC, a new gen­er­a­tion of sce­nario writ­ers emerges and is put at the work – of Gutier­rez Alea in Hum­berto Solas — of Alberto Roldan in Julio Gar­cia Espinosa. The films which these young real­iz­ers will make con­cern nei­ther a school, nor of a kind. It acts of a pop­u­lar cin­ema in its gaso­line and its accounts. For­eign real­iz­ers will also come them to work in Havana for this period: Chris Marker, Joris Ivens, Agnes Varda, Armand Gatti will turn to Cuba. It is the his­tory of this excep­tional adven­ture — which lasted eight years — that we will tell in this doc­u­men­tary, inter­fer­ing inter­views and extracts films.

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