The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies Spring Film Series Screening:
Carlos Barba Salva presents “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.
Q & A with Carlos Barba Salva following the screening.
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 also participated in the making of Miel para Oshún (2001). Carlos is presently working on a new film, La 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.