FESTIVAL OF FILM AND URBANISM

MAY 9 - MAY 13 / 2018, SLAVUTYCH

THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY

Cuba, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, 2015, 100’

Rizoma, Uranio Films, Raspberry & Cream, Ventura Films

Director: Carlos Machado Quintela

 

SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

 

Rotterdam IFF (2015, HIVOS Tiger Award, Lions Film Award)

New Horizons IFF (2015, Special mention)

Havana IFF (2015, Jury Mention)

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Three generations of men struggle to co-exist under the same roof, in a city once destined for greatness. Amidst a mosquito plague, Leonardo, struggling with the breakdown of his relationship, moves back to live with a grandfather who fights with everyone and everything, and a father living with the melancholy of the unfinished. In a city once promised to become the hub of the Soviet nuclear project in the Caribbean, the scant remains of this world weigh down on these three solitary men, who, unlike their pet fish Benjamin, have yet to learn how to breathe under water.

 

BIOGRAPHY OF DIRECTOR

 

Carlos Machado Quintela was born in Cuba where he studied Broadcasting at the Instituto Superior de Artes. His first feature The Swimming Pool premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and won an award the 30th Miami International Film Festival.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

2015 – La Obra del Siglo

2011 – The Swimming Pool