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The Cuban masterworks collection [videorecording] = Obras maestras del cine cubano / Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica ; Icestorm.

Other Title:
Obras maestras del cine cubano
Edition:
Five disc collector's ed.
Publication:
[Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba] : Video ICAIC ; [Berlin] : Icestorm Entertainment GmbH ; [United States] : First Run Features [distributor], c2006.
Format/Description:
Video
5 videodiscs (529 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Cuba -- History -- Drama.
Cuba -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Cuban.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Comedy films.
War films.
Historical films.
Language:
Spanish language soundtrack with optional English subtitles.
Title and individual film titles on disc labels and container in English only.
System Details:
DVD.
Summary:
Five restored classic films from Cuba.
Dolce sillas (The twelve chairs): A rich woman decides, before dying, to hide the family jewels under a chair lining. An ex-proprietor and his ex-driver find this out and undertake a desperate search for the treasure, which gives rise to amusing situations and incredible adventures.
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (The adventures of Juan Quin Quin): A peasant farmer becomes a soldier in the Cuban revolution in this offbeat adventure comedy. His healthy cynicism towards the police, wealthy landlords, and the government serves him well after he joins up with a female guerilla. He rises to become a lieutenant as he waits for the signal for the rebellion to begin.
Un hombre de éxito (A successful man): Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas.
Cecilia: In 1830 Cuba, the son of a rich colonial family falls in love with a proud, beautiful but poor mulatto girl. His father, however, wants him to marry a woman from his own social class.
Amada: Set in Havana in 1914, as World War I begins. Amada, a young conservative bourgeois woman unhappily married to an ambitious politician, and tied to obsolete values, falls passionately in love with her cousin Marcial, a young nonconformist who tries unsuccessfully to shake her out of her traditionalism with tragic results.
Contents:
Las doce sillas = The twelve chairs / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; guión de Ugo Ulive y Tomás G. Alea ; basado en una idea de Ilya Ilf y Eugene Petrov ; producción, Maragarita Alexandre ; dirección, Tomás G. Alea (90 min. : b&w ; 1962)
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin = The adventures of Juan Quin Quin / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; guión de Julio García Espinosa ; insirado en la novela 'Juan Quin Quin en Pueblo Mocho' de Samuel Feijoo ; productor, Humberto Hernández ; dirección, Julio García Espinosa (104 min. : b&w ; 1967)
Un hombre de éxito = A man of success (title on disc: A successful man) / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; guión, Juan Iglesias, Humberto Solás ; productor, Humberto Hernández ; director, Humberto Solás (103 min. : col. ; 1986)
Cecilia / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos e Impala S.A. de Madrid presenta una coproducción cubano-española ; versión libre de la novela Cecilia Valdés de Cirilo Villaverde ; guión cinematográfico, Humberto Solás ... [et al.] ; productor, Humberto Hernández ; director, Humberto Solás (127 min. : col ; 1981)
Amada = Beloved / El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; inspirado en la novela La esfinge de Miguel de Carrión ; guión, Nelson Rodríguez con la colaboración de Humberto Solás ; colaboración en la dirección, Nelson Rodríguez ; productor, José Ramón Pérez ; dirección, Humberto Solás (105 min. :col. ; 1982)
Participant:
Las doce sillas: Enrique Santiesteban, Reinaldo Miravalles, René Sanchez, Pilín Vallejo, Idalbert Delgado.
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin: Julio Martínez, Erdwin Fernández, Adelaida Raymat, Enrique Santiesteban.
Un hombre de éxito: César Evora, Raquel Revuelta, Daisy Granados, Jorge Trinchet, Mabel Roch, Carlos Cruz.
Cecilia: Daisy Granados, Imanol Arias, Raquel Revuelta, Gerardo Riverón, Miguel Benavides, Eslinda Núñez, Alfredo Mayo.
Amada: Eslinda Núñez, César Evora, Silvia Planas, Andres Hernández, Oneida Hernández, Gerardo Riverón.
Credits:
Las doce sillas: Editing, Mario González ; photography, Ramón F. Suárez ; music, Juan Blanco.
Aventuras de Juan Quin Quin: Editing, Carlos Menéndez ; photography, Jorge Haydu ; music, Leo Brouwer.
Un hombre de éxito: Music, Luigi Nono ; editing, Nelson Rodríguez ; cinematography, Livio Delgado ; choreography, Alberto Mendez.
Cecilia: Music, Leo Brouwer ; editing, Nelson Rodríguez ; cinematography, Livio Delgado.
Amada: Music, Leo Brouwer ; editing, Nelson Rodríguez ; cinematography, Livio Delgado.
Notes:
Special features: short Cuban films and documentaries; photogalleries; biographies; filmographies and more.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Contributor:
Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás, 1928-1996. , Screenwriter, Director
García Espinosa, Julio, 1926- , Screenwriter, Director
Solás, Humberto, 1941-2008 , Screenwriter, Director
Alexandre, Margarita. , Producer
Pérez, José Ramón. , Producer
Hernández, Humberto. , Producer
Santiesteban, Enrique. , Actor
Evora, César, 1959- , Actor
Revuelta, Raquel. , Actor
Riveron, Gerardo. , Actor
Núñez, Eslinda. , Actor
Granados, Daisy. , Actor
Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica. , Producer
Vídeo ICAIC. , Distributor
Icestorm Entertainment GmbH. , Distributor
First-Run Features (Firm) , Distributor
Louis A. Duhring Fund.
OCLC:
85768008
Publisher Number:
720229912532 (set)
FRF912556D First Run Features
FRF912563D First Run Features
FRF912570D First Run Features
FRF912587D First Run Features
FRF912594D First Run Features
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