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Q&A with filmmaker Pavel Giroud

Following the publication of his collection of critical poems in 1971, Cuban poet Heberto Padilla is imprisoned by the communist regime. Before his release, the authorities stage a show of self-criticism where Padilla admits to being a counterrevolutionary and incriminates other artists — including his own wife. This incident, dubbed "the Padilla affair," saw several intellectuals worldwide — including Jean Paul Sartre, Julio Cortázar and Susan Sontag — criticize a government they had previously supported. Now, for the first time, documentarian Pavel Giroud unearths stunning, 50-year-old archival footage of the incident to give audiences a peek into a watershed moment in the Cuban Revolution. Winner, Best Documentary, 2023 Miami Film Festival. DIR/SCR Pavel Giroud; PROD Lía Rodriguez. Spain/Cuba, 2022, color, 78 min. In English, Spanish and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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78 Minutes
Documentary - history


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