CECILIA (Humberto Solás, 1981)

Adapted from Cirilo Villaverde’s 1882 Cecilia Valdés o La Loma del Ángel, often called the national novel of Cuba, and directed by Humberto Solás in the style of the first part of his tripartite Lucía (1968), Cecilia is a lavish, turbulent, delirious melodrama set in 1830s Havana amidst agitation for independence from Spain. The film […]