BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Epicentro

Østerrike / Cuba/ 2020/ 1 t. 48 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
delvis engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Hubert Sauper
WRITER:
Hubert Sauper
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Hubert Sauper
PRODUCER:
Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita, Barbara Pichler, Daniel Marquet, Martin Marquet
A loving and philosophical portrait of Cuba’s past, present and the futures that never were

EPICENTRO is a film about Cuba’s past, present and the futures that never happened thanks to outside interventions. Interviewing ordinary Cubans about their homeland’s history, economy and culture, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hubert Sauper (DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE, BIFF 2005) paints a multifaceted portrait of a revolutionary nation which seems to exist in two eras at once. Featuring grainy images that underline this feeling of timelessness, this engrossing documentary captures Cuba in all its contradictory glory.

Hubert Sauper

Hubert Sauper (Austria) Selected films: WE COME AS FRIENDS (BIFF 2014), DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE (BIFF 2005), ALONE WITH OUR STORIES (2000), KISINGANI DIARY/FAR FROM RWANDA (1998)