Coffea Arábiga

Café Arábica · Coffea Arabica

Nicolás Guillén Landrián

1968, CUB, 18’, M12

Carte Blanche Play-Doc IFF 2016 / Cinefiesta 2016

29 Nov 2016 · Maus Hábitos · 22H00

Porto/Post/Doc session in partnership with Shortcutz Porto. This film belongs to Play-Doc's Carte Blanche. Free entrance.

 From the coffee tree to your lips. The Cuban Film Institute commanded Landrián to make a propaganda documentary to show how to sow coffee around Havana, one of Castro’s most delirious ideas. In fact, Guillén Landrián made a didactic film, which at the same time managed to betray the official proposal. The great irreverence: the use in the soundtrack of a forbidden song by The Beatles, The fool on the hill, when Castro walks to a podium for a speech. The documentary was exhibited but banned as soon as the coffee plan collapsed.

This film will be screened with the following films:

En un bairro viejo
Nicolás Guillén Landrián, 1966, CUB, 16'
Los del baile
Nicolás Guillén Landrian, 1965, CUB, 6'
Ociel del Toa 
Nicolás Guillén Landrián 1965, CUB, 16'
Retornar a Baracoa
Nicolás Guillén Landrián 1966, CUB,16'
Nicolás Guillén Landrián 1966, CUB, 9'
Coffea Arábiga
Nicolás Guillén Landrián 1968, CUB, 18'