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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás

Doce sillas Twelve chairs /
A rich woman decides, before dying, to hide the family jewels under a chair lining. Her son-in-law and his ex-driver find this out and undertake a desperate search for the treasure, which gives rise to amusing situations and incredible adventures.
DVD 9837
Fresa y chocolate Strawberry & chocolate /
With the help of two new friends, he learns about the passion for life from Diego, a writer, while Nancy teachers him about love.
DVD 7019
Guantanamera
In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage.
DVD 1283
Hasta cierto punto Up to a certain point /
This clever self-reflexive satire about the battle of the sexes in contemporary Cuba tells the story of an educated, liberal filmmaker who, in doing research for a film about the social problem of machismo in Cuban society, finds himself falling in love with the sexy, liberated Lina, a pioneering female dockworker.
DVD 10060
Memorias del subdesarrollo
Sergio, a bourgeois intellectual Cuban, is alone after the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Now in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women all over Havana before finally meeting Elena, a young virgin girl he seeks to mold into the image of his ex-wife, but at what cost to himself?
DVD 12859
Muerte de un burocrata The death of a bureaucrat /
A hilarious account of the tyranny of red tape in Cuba. The comedy begins with a sculptor who is buried with his union card. The widow needs his card to get her pension. A nephew is sent to get permission to exhume the body. A social satire.
DVD 10059
Ultima Cena The last supper /
The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious late-eighteenth-century slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting twelve of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
DVD 9965