In LUCÍA, Humberto Solás has interpreted the theme of the 100-year struggle in an entirely novel way to create an epic in three separate episodes — each centered around a woman called Lucía, which takes place in different periods of Cuban history corresponding to the three stages of Colonialism, Neocolonialism and the Socialist Revolution. The three episodes present us with "Lucías" of different social classes. According to Solás: "Women's role always lays bare the contradictions of a period and makes them explicit: LUCÍA is not a film about women, it's a film about society." (Note courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival.) DIR/SCR Humberto Solás; SCR Julio García Espinosa, Nelson Rodríguez; PROD Raúl Canosa, Camilo Vives. Cuba, 1968, b&w, 160 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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