Unfinished Spaces

A not very much known story in History, in the Havana.
Una poco nota storia nella Storia, a L’Avana.

Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi and Riccardo Porro, are three Italian at that time thirty years old architects, to whom Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in 1961 gave the task to design the National Art School of Cuba, on the area of an old golf field in the Havana. Fourty years after, Castro invites the exhiled architects to finish their visionary work, interrupted because of the American embargo. A not very much known story in History, told by the protagonists with passionate tones and lived with great revolutionary enthusiasm.

Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi e Ricardo Porro, sono tre architetti italiani, all’epoca trentenni, a cui Fidel Castro e Che Guevara nel 1961 hanno assegnato il compito di progettare la Scuola Nazionale d’Arte di Cuba sull’area di un ex campo da golf a L’Avana. Quarant’anni dopo Castro invita gli architetti esiliati a finire il lavoro visionario rimasto interrotto con l’embargo americano. Una storia nella Storia, poco nota, narrata dai protagonisti con toni appassionanti e vissuta con grande entusiasmo rivoluzionario.

Film profile

Directors: Alysa Nahmias, Benjamin Murray
Year: 2011
Duration: 86 mins
Country: USA
Director of Photography: Benjamin Murray
Editing: Kristen Nutile, Alex Minnick
Music: Giancarlo Vulcano
Scheduled for MDFF 2014
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