VOLUME 3 : CUBANIA
The Art of Cigars
This early work of master filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, The Art of Cigars, captures the beauty of making cigars. Images of hands selecting tobacco leaves and rolling cigars are interspersed with graphic designs from cigar boxes and labels.
Aesthetics provides a humorous glimpse into Cubans' sense of style. Enrique Colina reveals the desire for expressing individuality through diverse conceptions of beauty in everyday life whether in the form of a hood ornament, a display window, or a star-studded tooth.
King of the Jungle
Made as Cuba was entering the economic crisis of the early 90s, King of the Jungle demonstrates Colina's talent at capturing the sentiments of a particular moment. We observe life along Havana's Prado street through the eyes of the lion sculpture located there.
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