DIRECTOR: HUMBERTO SOLáS
CAST: RAQUEL REVUELTA, ESLINDA NúñEZ, ADELA LEGRá
The electrifying debut from Cuban virtuoso Solás is a triptych of stories, each devoted to a woman named Lucía, and each set in a different period, showcasing a different stylistic approach in exploring the (slowly) changing role of women in society. “Lucía 1895” is a wrenching costume drama inspired by Visconti; “Lucía
1933,” starring Eslinda Núñez (Memories of Underdevelopment), approximates the polish of Hollywood melodrama; while the New Wave-inflected “Lucía 196_” finds Adela Legrá, full of the new revolutionary spirit, bucking back against her oppressive husband. A historical epic that forefronts the too-often-overlooked female experience, given a sensorial immediacy through Jorge Herrera’s lustrous black-and-white cinematography.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC). Restoration funded by Turner Classic Movies and The Foundation’s World Cinema Project. Special thanks to Bundesarchiv.