Three eras of Cuban history, three fierce heroines—all named Lucía. Made when the director was just 26, Humberto Solás’s epic tale is a feminist triptych spanning 100 years of struggle for Cuban independence. Blending romanticism and melodrama with touches of comedy, Solás uses distinct cinematic styles to portray each period of historical transformation and societal change. 1968, DCP, 160 minutes.
The Friday, January 26 presentation of Lucía will begin with an introduction by Sheryl Mousley, Walker Senior Curator of Moving Image.
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 Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project.