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EPICENTRO

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Cinema Group
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Dear movies and documentaries fans

The latest documentary from Oscar®-nominated director Hubert Sauper is an immersive portrait of «utopian» Cuba and its resilient people a century after the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana, the event that ushered in the American Empire alongside a modern form of world conquest: cinema itself.

The movie had its premiere at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, JANUARY 24, Protected content WON THE GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR DOCUMENTARIES

We can have a drink and or a Scandinavian meal after in a hidden garden on Champs Elysées.

I look forward to seeing you.

Synopsis
From world-renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper — director of Sundance winner WE COME AS FRIENDS and the Oscar®-nominated DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE — comes EPICENTRO, an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, «utopian» Cuba, where the Protected content of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda.
In EPICENTRO, Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana – particularly its children, who he calls «young prophets» – to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.