This fierce feminist triptych tells the history of Cuba via three women from different eras.
Dir Humberto Solás
With Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá
In 1893, during the war for Cuban independence from Spain, Lucía (Revuelta) is an aristocrat who takes up with a young revolutionary. In the 1930s, Lucía (Núñez) is a middle-class single mother secretly fighting to overthrow a corrupt dictator. Finally, in the 1960s, during the Cuban revolution, Lucía (Legrá) is a field-worker standing up to the oppressive machismo of her husband. This fierce feminist triptych, newly restored, tells the history of Cuba through the prism of three women, and screened at 2017’s BFI London Film Festival.