a film by Hubert Sauper

DOCUMENTARY | 2020 | A, FR | 116 min | Spanisch

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Cuba is well known as a so-called time capsule. The very place where the New World was discovered has become both a romantic and a warning window into American and world history. Both the beauty and the decadence of the 50s have been preserved through economic embargos and isolation. The island allows us a glimpse – bleak or optimistic – into the planet’s future: in the case of global energy scarcity, cultural or financial crisis, large parts of the world could face a similar kind of existence. Through encounters with (extra) ordinary people, Hubert Sauper takes us on a new journey, entering the thoughts and dreams of Cuban society in an era of transition and change, placing his characters at the center of a far bigger, planetary narrative. 

Sundance - World Documentary Competition 2020

Director: Hubert SauperScreenplay: Hubert SauperCamera: Hubert Sauper
Production: Martin Marquet, Daniel Marquet, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita
Funding: Austrian Film Institute ORF Film-/Fernseh-Abkommen FISA - Film Industry Support Austria and Eurimages

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2020

Sundance - World Documentary Competition 2020

Hubert Sauper, born 1966 in Austria, is a documentary filmmaker, director, writer, producer, and actor best known for the highly controversial Darwin's Nightmare (2004) which was nominated for an Academy Award.


On the Road With Emil (1993, Documentary) 
So I Sleepwalk In Broad Daylight (1994, fiction) 
Lomographer's Moscow (1995, Documentary) 
Kisangani Diary (1998, Documentary) 
Alone With Our Stories (2000, Documentary) 
Darwin's Nightmare (2004, Documentary) 
We Come as Friends (2014, Documentary)

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