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51 Malecon - VLAFF 2016


"51 Malecón", Saturday September 3, 5:30pm
The Cinematheque


Alliance Française is very proud to be part of this wonderful film festival again! This year, we are very excited to support the movie "51 Malecón" by directors Jean-Guillaume Caplain & Francis Delfour.


I’m telling you this story as people tell it on the street.

Havana. Cuba. The most bizarre and unexpected building in the city. A fourteen-storey tower that stands on the seafront boulevard, like a white monolith planted in the heart of the old colonial district. Strange tales are told about it. Gloomy gossip. Inside, the sounds of Cuban life echo in the stairwell. The old cleaning lady is talking to herself again. Pipes are leaking. The phone line is dead. As Cuba is bracing for a radical change, 51 Malecón comes as a snapshot of a society somehow stuck in time. Waiting for something to happen. Waiting.

Winner of the Best Caribbean Film Award at the 2016 Martinique International Film Festival.

“A visually stunning cinematic poem to an architectural structure that holds within it the stories of an era.”


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51 Malecón - Trailer - english version from Francis Delfour on Vimeo.

More information on the Festival HERE.


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