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EPICENTRO

by Hubert Sauper

synopsis

Cuba is well known as a so-called time capsule. The very place where the New World was discovered has become both a romantic and a warning window into American and world history. Both the beauty and the decadence of the 50s have been preserved through economic embargos and isolation. The island allows us a glimpse – bleak or optimistic – into the planet’s future: in the case of global energy scarcity, cultural or financial crisis, large parts of the world could face a similar kind of existence.Through encounters with (extra) ordinary people, the director of Darwin's Nightmare takes us on a new journey, entering the thoughts and dreams of Cuban society in an era of transition and change, placing his characters at the center of a far bigger, planetary narrative.

original title: Epicentro
country: Austria, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Hubert Sauper
film run: 108'
screenplay: Hubert Sauper
cinematography by: Hubert Sauper
film editing: Hubert Sauper
producer: Paolo Calamita, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Daniel Marquet, Martin Marquet, Barbara Pichler
executive producer: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin
production: KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production, Groupe Deux, Little Magnet Films GmbH
distributor: Les Films du Losange
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