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Lucia by Cuban director Humberto Solas
13 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
Friday 13 October 12.15 and Sunday 15 October 11.45
One of the finest films to emerge from 1960s Cuba, Humberto Solás' immensely powerful triptych depicts key stages in the country's struggle for liberation. The film employs different visual styles for the eras the three Lucías live in. In the 1890s, a discontented Lucía neglects her husband and becomes involved in the nationalist war against Spain, taking up with a young revolutionary. In the 1930s, Lucía is a divorced mother helping to overthrow a corrupt Cuban dictator. Finally, in the 1960s, Lucía is a young field-worker who stands up to her oppressive and insanely jealous husband. This invigoratingly feminist trilogy was markedly ahead of its time. Driven by Solás' narrative genius and stylistic virtuosity, Lucía fuses personal and political oppressions during a period of extraordinary revolutionary upheaval.