dir. Hubert Sauper, 108 min., Austria, France, 2020, Bulgarian and English subtitles
The film is part of the programme thanks to the support of the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria
“Epicentro” is a documentary film by the acclaimed Austrian director Hubert Sauper, an Academy award nominee for “Darwin's Nightmare” and who is also behind the film “Kisangani Diary”. “Epicentro” is a portrait of post-colonial, “utopian” Cuba. The film is a poetic metaphor, playing with the role cinema had to play as one of the most impactful tools of propaganda in the country. Through cinema references, archive footage and the point of view of two contemporary Cuban teenage kids, Sauper demonstrates a century of intervention and myth-creating.
From Oscar®-nominated director Hubert Sauper.
Epicentro was the winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
About the director:
“Epicentro” is a film made by one of the best contemporary documentary filmmakers, Hubert Sauper, and with it he won the Grand Jury Prize in 2020 in Sundance. Like his previous worldwide successful films, this film returns to his topics of interest: criticism towards the slave trade and its consequences, the (neo)colonization, propaganda, and globalization. The film was shot in Cuba because it represents an epicenter in both geographical and historical sense: an epicenter of the slave trade, America's first colonial masters, and the world's first cosmopolitan city. At the same time, today this is one of the most curious places because of the specific culture of political engagement and geopolitical discussions of Havana residents.
Watch online from 10 December, 2020