Hotel Nueva Isla. 2014. Spain/Cuba. Directed by Irene Gutiérrez Torres. In Spanish; English subtitles. 71 min.
First-time director Gutiérrez and cinematographer Javier Labrador have created a compelling portrait of the mysterious Jorge de los Rios, a retired clerk who lives in a former luxury hotel in Old Havana that became a shelter for homeless people in the wake of the Cuban Revolution. Slowly digging his way through debris, Jorge has encounters with a few other inhabitants—La Flaca, his lover, and Waldo, a young itinerant. The film speaks to a lost generation that fought in the Cuban Revolution and dreamed of a better society.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015,4:00 p.m.New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Irene Gutiérrez TorresThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Monday, February 16, 2015,8:00 p.m.New York premiere. Post-screening conversation with Irene Gutiérrez TorresThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1