Cubans Celebrate Cuban Culture Season

The Cuban Culture Season kicked off throughout the island amidst ongoing limitations imposed by the damage inflicted by hurricanes Ike and Gustav, but with stronger expressions of unity and advancement in the nationwide recovery process.

The Cultural Season is dedicated, among other events, to the 155 birthday of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 60th birthday of the Cuban National Ballet. The season will wind up next October 20 marking Cuban Culture Day.

Soy Cuba gallery to bring Jose Fuster to London

This November, The London art world has the rare opportunity to see an exhibition by one of Cuba's most renowned artists: José Fuster. The show at La Galleria on Pall Pall, which runs from The 10th to 21st November 2008, will display a range of the remarkable paintings and ceramics that have led American critics to call Fuster 'The Picasso of The Caribbean.'
It will also have images of his stunning ceramic art, including his transformation of run-down buildings in his neighbourhood of Havana.

Cuban Filmmaker Humberto Solas passed away

Cuban cinema has lost one of its most complete and dedicated artists. Humberto Solas passed away on Wednesday in Havana at the age of 66 from cancer.

Solas was well known inside and outside of Cuba for some of the best movies produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematic Art and Industry(ICAIC) in their half-century of existence, reported Granma newspaper.

18th London Latin American Film Festival coming this November

One of the most vibrant film festivals in the calendar, the 18th London Latin American Film Festival will take place at the Curzon Renoir and other venues across London from 7th to 16th November 2008. For the 18th year the London Latin American Film Festival will bring together the best of contemporary London Latin American cinema with an exciting line up of films.
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Cine Cuba to return to Barbican Summer 2009

Following the revolution in 1959, Cuban film emerged as a unique phenomenon, as directors attempted to create a cinema which reflected their revolutionary ideals, and one that was intrinsically and stylistically innovative. The Barbican's 2009 season will combine gems brought to the UK from the Havana archives with new feature films and shorts.