Beloved in Cuba and internationally acclaimed, winning a Gold Medal at the 1969 Moscow Film Festival, Lucia is an epic narrative of Cuba's 100 year struggle, told in three parts through three distinct genres – tragedy, melodrama, and comedy, each episode following a different woman named Lucía, each from a different class.
The first Lucía is a member of the late 19th century's landed aristocracy, the second, during the abortive 1930s revolution which led to the overthrow of Machado, is middle class, while the third, is a rural peasant and member of an agricultural collective in the 1960s.
The most expensive film made in Cuba during the 1960s, with stunning cinematography from Jorge Herrera and a score by Leo Brouwer, Lucia created a new genre of historical melodrama in Cuban cinema and was director Humberto Solas' greatest success.
Deptford Cinema will be screening a classic of Third Cinema once a month. This strand will feature titles made by developing and postcolonial nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the 1960s and 70s. A cinema movement that addressed issues of race, class, ethnicity, religion, history and identity while challenging dominant aesthetics, Third Cinema produced some of the most culturally signficant, politically nuanced and frequently studied films of the period.
dir. Humberto Solas
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