Arturo Sotto’s “Breton is a Baby” is a discursive documentary which explores a subject you don’t often hear discussed in relation to Cuba – its sheer strangeness. Titled partly as a joke around Andre Breton, the French poet who founded the movement in 1924, the films’s premise is that “Surrealism is part of Latin America in a highly organic manner”, and after watching this film, you won’t disagree.
It has been widely documented that Raul Castro has been introducing policies to ‘open’ Cuba up to the outside world in recent years. As part of these policies, the arts … Continue reading Auntie Flo Live in Villalon – and Live in Glasgow tonight!
On Saturday at noon a friend offered to show me the city. As I know nothing , I am guided . We took the subway and walked downtown , in … Continue reading Afternoon Football in Glasgow
As I leave the shivering city centre behind and open the doors to the Classic Grand’s Main Hall, I’m forced to ask myself if I really am still in Glasgow, … Continue reading A Night with Havana D' Primera
From the window of the room where I am, I look at the beautiful Sunrise and cold in Glasgow. The heat comes a few hours later, with the first rays … Continue reading My First Words In Glasgow
After watching Eirene Houston’s Day of the Flowers, I noticed that one of the most memorable performances in it is that of Carlos Acosta, who plays the tour guide and … Continue reading HGFF Close-Ups: Carlos Acosta
A day before. My mom, humble woman of 70, has never been on a plane; I yes. For work issues, I have travelled around the island in various aircraft. My … Continue reading 'Our Man in Havana' Coming to Glasgow Part 2
Hugo Rivalta, TV writer, film maker, journalist and also our Havana co director of the #HGFF15, writes for us about what it feels like to be leaving Cuba for the … Continue reading 'Our Man in Havana' Coming to Glasgow
¡Qué bola! Seeing as Havana is being brought to Glasgow this autumn (31st October-8th November) with the 1st Havana Glasgow Film Festival, I thought it would be fun to make … Continue reading Glaswegian to Cuban Spanish – Learn the Lingo!
…to our Havana/Glasgow Film Festival blog! Through this blog we want to share with you a wide range of stories, from Cuban cinema and culture to the connections between the … Continue reading A Very Warm Welcome…