New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Los sobrevivientesLos sobrevivientes
(The Survivors)

November 16, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Cuba, 1978, 130 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Tomás Guitiérrez Alea
Starring Vicente Revuelta, Reynaldo Miravalles,
Enrique Santiesteban, Ana Viña

The Survivors

A bourgeois Cuban family of aristocratic origin locks itself into its mansion when the Cuban Revolution comes to power, waiting for the new regime to be overthrown. As time passes, they regress to older and older systems of policital order, from capitalism to feudalism to "primitive savagery." This dark comic classic, by one of Cuba's most acclaimed directors, was never released commercially in the United States.

Tomás Guitiérrez Alea
1. Guantanamera (1994)
2. Fresa y chocolate (1993)
3. Hasta cierto punto (1984)
4. Los Sobrevivientes (1979)
5. La �ltima cena (1976)
6. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968)
7. Muerte de un bur�crata (1966)
8. Las Doce sillas (1962)
9. Esta tierra nuestra (1959)
10. El M�gano (1955)