This search for the main character of the film Elfriede Mahler took us to a journey through the landscape of one of the most secluded provinces of Cuba, Guantánamo. Where she lived most of her time in Cuba, and where I discovered a vibrant and colourful culture. Contemporary dance performances, music, tradition, and the most important of all its people! In Guantánamo we successfully screened the film in two opportunities in collaboration with the local film company Charabia Productions
. And one in Havana as part of Havana Film Festival 2016.New York screening
The Center for Performing arts of the NYPL at the Lincoln Center invited our film to be screened as part of the event "Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema". The screening was followed by a panel discussion where we had the chance to answer questions from the audience. The reception of the film was interesting since the film is an art work, not a traditional documentary film. Questions where directed to Gus script choices and to my own experience working with the subject. Though the public reaction was warm and positive!Next
We are currently in talks with other festivals and exhibitions venues that have expressed interest on our project. The film was also recently exhibited at Image Gallery
as part of the release of a book written by Guston about the story and its own artistic reflections on the process and personal findings.