In late February, Havana hosted the 10th Muestra de Jóvenes Realizadores (Young Filmmakers Exhibition). An annual event for Cuban alternative cinema, promoted by the Instituto Cubano de Arte y Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), the exhibition featured film screenings and visual arts and film poster competitions. Film critic Frank Padrón shares his impressions of this year’s exhibition with Cuban Art News.
Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas of the Cuban Artists Fund and Rockefeller Brothers Fund is one of the principal organizers of ¡Sí Cuba!, the three-month festival of cultural events that kicks off at the end of this month. In a conversation with Cuban Art News, Rodríguez-Cubeñas talks about the festival, how it came about, and the events he’s most looking forward to.
Film historian Juan Antonio Borrero talks with Cuban Art News about the internationally acclaimed filmmaker—Titón to his friends—and the challenges of writing a biography that captures the director, his work, and his personal contradictions.
While iconic images of the Revolution continue to fascinate the international media, Cuban contemporary culture is exploring other aspects of the 1960s—including the sexually expressive work of two enfants terribles, now on view in Havana.