The films in this touring season trace the history of Cuban cinema from the 60s to the present and the work of contemporary directors such as Fernando Pérez.

Still from La vida es silbar.

An authentic Cuban cinema came into existence with the Revolution of 1959 and the creation of the Cuban film institute, ICAIC; a bevy of internationally renowned directors quickly emerged, including Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (especially famed for Memories of Underdevelopment), the documentarist Santiago Alvarez, and the always polemical Julio García Espinosa.