miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Directores de Cine Latino en la Universidad de Yale

Escrito el 09 Mar 2017

Como parte de la serie “Visitas de Directores” del Festival de Cine Latino e Ibérico (LIFFY) que organiza la Universidad de Yale, el cineasta cubano Carlos Barba Salva presentó su más reciente película, “Humberto”, un homenaje al gran maestro de cine iberoamericano, Humberto Solás. 
Foto: Virginia Santos

Barba Salva, que trabajó con Solás en dos de sus últimas películas, “Barrio Cuba” y “Adela”, destacó que se trató de “una escuela con mayúsculas” a pesar de que, en su opinión, el director cubano era ajeno completamente al hecho de saber que estaba enseñando, aunque aclara que los talleres que organizó alrededor del mundo tuvieron mucha convocatoria. Destaca también que la vocación mayor de Solás era la de filmar y había que estar atento para aprender y captar un episodio de dirección de actores magistral o una composición de escena memorable. Barba Salva conoce a Solás, su figura y su cine primero desde la teoría ( realizó su tesis para la Universidad inspirada en su cinta "El siglo de las luces", basada en la novela homónima de Alejo Carpentier), para luego, más adelante, completar con una práctica excepcional en el plano laboral. 

La película “Humberto”, del género documental, se ha exhibido en diversas universidades y foros de estudiantes, fue seleccionado para celebrar el 55avo aniversario del Instituto de Cine de Cuba (ICAIC), se presentó en la TV Cubana y en muchos festivales, obteniendo diversos galardones que incluyen el premio al Mejor Documental en Tiburon International Film Festival, en San Francisco y en el Latino and Native American Film Festival (LANAFF), en New Haven, entre otros. 

Barba Salva, quien se encuentra trabajando en la postproducción de un cortometraje de ficción titulado “25 Horas”, protagonizado por Isabel Santos, Enrique Pineda Barnet y Alicia Bustamante expresó su satisfacción por el camino recorrido por el documental. Recordó que hay pocas ventanas existentes para ver cine latinoamericano y hacer conocer las propuestas de la región. Celebramos que Yale sea una de ellas.

Fabiola Rinaudo

martes, 28 de febrero de 2017

Film Series / Filmmaker Visits at Yale University, LIFFY 2017

CUBA up next! Wednesday, March 1st through Saturday, March 4, 2017
Carlos Barba Salva presents Humberto Solás (Cuba)
Sponsors: CLAIS, Ezra Stiles College, The Cuban Coalition
CARLOS BARBA SALVA is a prizewinning Cuban filmmaker. He has made many documentary films, notably Humberto (2014), Día de Muertos (2010), and Canción para Rachel (2007). He was Assistant Director to Humberto Solás for the making of Barrio Cuba (2005) and "Adela", Solás' final short film. Carlos is presently finishing a new short film, "25 Horas", and is working on a new feature film, Mi Virgen de la Caridad with veteran filmmaker Enrique Pineda Barnet. He has written extensively on Cuban film for several Cuban literary and cultural magazines, especially for Revista Cine Cubano/Ediciones ICAIC.
Films: Spanish Language
English Subtitles
Q & A with Carlos Barba Salva following each screening
March 1, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
LUCIA / Cuba / 1968 / dir. Humberto Solás 
Lucía is a 1968 Cuban black-and-white drama film directed by Humberto Solás. It was the winner of the Golden Prize and the Prix FIPRESCI at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival in 1969.The film is a period piece, told in three stories in different moments of Cuban history (the Cuban war of independence, the 1930s and the 1960s), all as seen through the eyes of a different woman, each named Lucía.
March 2, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
MIEL PARA OSHUN (HONEY FOR OSHUN) / Cuba-España / 2001 / dir. Humberto Solás
Jorge Perugorría (Strawberry and Chocolate) stars as Roberto, who with the help of an eccentric cab driver and his cousin, embarks on a wild road trip through Cuba to search for the mother he thought had abandoned him as a child. Honey for Oshun is a compelling and funny story filled with unexpected detours, wrong turns, near dead ends, and plenty of broken-down cars. Best Picture Washington International Film Festival.
March 3, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
BARRIO CUBA (The Cuba Neighborhood) / Cuba-España / 2005 / dir. Humberto Solás
Magali, Ignacio, Vivian, Miguelito and Santo: the leading characters of Barrio Cuba are all human beings striving for a little happiness in Havana. They live life to its fullest, propelling themselves over and over against an uncertain fate, searching for a way out. The harsh reality of the barrio contests them, but they never lose the hope of a better future, of regaining a lost love, or finding a new one, of improving themselves. Barrio Cuba is also the portrait of a country and a moment when preserving dignity becomes a hard task, but they keep on trying. Audience Award Havana Film Festival, Special Mention for the actress Broselianda Hernández Providence Film Festival.
March 4, 2017
7pm Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. New Haven 06511
HUMBERTO / Cuba-México-España-USA/ 2014 / dir. Carlos Barba Salva
Humberto Solás was a filmmaker and a dreamer but primarily a Cuban of universal stature author of Lucía, regarded as one of the ten best films of Ibero American cinema and an extensive work which defined colors and left a mark on the cinema of the island. Five years after his physical disappearance, co-workers, actors, family and friends, gather to remember aspects of his life and career, in a tour of his emblematic feature films. Best Documentary Tiburon International Film Festival, California. Best Documentary Latino and Native American Film Festival, New Haven, CT. 
Monday, March 6, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
MIGUEL COYULA. Nadie. Cuba. 2017 (Work in progress)
Film based on a series of interviews with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides. 
Actress LYNN CRUZ who appears in Nadie will also screen one of her latest short films: "El niño" by VALERIA VALENTINA BOLÍVAR. Venezuela, 2015. 17min.
Q&A Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz
Co-sponsored by Timothy Dwight College

Fuente Margherita Tortora: LIFFY

martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Hartford Courant: "Yale Film Series Honors Humberto Solás".


Carlos Barba Salva’s 2014 documentary, Humberto, will be shown Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. in New Haven.
 (Handout).
February 17, 2017, 8:01 AM
Cuban film director Humberto Solás honored with free film series at Yale University.
By Susan Dunne
The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, a long-running series of films from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, will focus on Cuba in March, with a series focusing on Cuban auteur Humberto Solás.
Each film will be followed by a Q&A with Carlos Barba Salva, who worked with Solás and made a documentary about Solás after the legendary director died. Admission is free to all screenings, which are sponsored by the school’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Ezra Stiles College and The Cuban Coalition.
The series kicks off on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. with “Lucia,” Solás’ 1968 drama about the history of Cuba in three eras. Each story is told from the perspective of a woman named Lucia. The screening will be at Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St. in New Haven.
The second film, on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. is “Miel Para Oshun” (“Honey for Oshun”), Solás’ 2001 comedy about a man on a crazy road trip looking for his mother. It will be at Loria.
“Barrio Cuba,” Solás’ 2005 drama about life in a barrio, will be shown Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Loria.
Salva’s 2014 documentary, “Humberto,” will be shown Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. in New Haven.
The series closes with a work in progress, a film inspired by Cuban poet Rafael Alcides. It will be shown Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Loria. A short film, “El niño,” will be shown as well. Information here.

domingo, 1 de enero de 2017

"Memorias de Lucía" (2003), de Carlos Barba Salva, en la TV Cubana abriendo el 2017


Gracias al programa de la TV Cubana "Arte Siete" por transmitir hoy 1 de enero de 2017, el documental "Memorias de Lucía" (2003), de Carlos Barba Salva.

Film cubano "Humberto" al DOC VIÑA 2017

En las primeras horas del nuevo año, anunciamos que el film "Humberto", de Carlos Barba Salva, ha sido seleccionado para la Muestra Internacional de Documentales DOC Viña del mar, Chile 2017!