Luk
Hubert Sauper
Austria, France, United States
2020
108
min

Epicentro

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Hubert Sauper's visionary Sundance winner from modern Cuba is a panoramic report from a country with a unique and disruptive history.

From world-renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper - director of Sundance winner 'We Come as Friends' and the Oscar-nominated 'Darwin's Nightmare' - comes 'Epicentro', winner of this year's Sundance festival and an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, 'utopian' Cuba. Here, the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. A Big Bang that ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In 'Epicentro', Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana - particularly its children, who he calls young prophets - to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself. A singular film with a wide intellectual wingspan where the form follows the method: philosophical freestyle, with the camera as the typewriter.

Title
Epicentro
Director(s)
Hubert Sauper
Countries
Austria, France, United States
Run time, min
108
Premiere status
European Premiere
Producer
Daniel Marquet, Martin Marquet, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
Wild Bunch
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