Fiction

La obra del siglo

The Project of the Century
Carlos M. Quintela
Argentinien, Cuba, DEU, CH 2015
100min
V'15

The Electro-Nuclear-City (ENC) was once part of an ambitious Soviet-Cuban venture to build the first nuclear power station, in Juraguá in the Caribbean. But the fall of the Soviet Union brought everything to a complete standstill. Decades later, the ‘project of the century’ has still not been completed, and the enormous dome towers like a totem pole above the dismal blocks of workers’ flats. Men from the pest control department arrive to spray an apartment for dengue fever mosquitoes. Three Cuban men live here – son Leo, father Rafael, and grandfather Otto – forced by circumstances to live together. This isn’t easy: Otto is obsessed with his few material possessions; Rafael is unemployed and without any prospect of work since construction of the power station stopped; Leo is back again because his girlfriend broke off with him. On television, they watch the arrival of the Cuban delegation at the Olympic Games in London. The grandfather has a goldfish, Benjamin – the only one who can breathe under water. (Film Festival Rotterdam)

Credits
  • Mario Balmaseda
  • Mario Guerra
  • Leonardo Gascón
  • Abel Arcos
  • Carlos M. Quintela
  • Ezequiel Saralegui
  • Luis Abel Miyares
  • Marcos Attila
  • Yan Vega
  • Vicente Rojas
Rizoma Films, Uranio Films, Ventura Film, Rasberry & Cream

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