Sunday, Sept 10 at 4:00 PM
Director: Miguel Coyula
Cuba | 2021 | Spanish with English subtitles | 104 min | Experimental Sci-Fi
Sliding Scale Tickets:
$13 / $15 / $18 / $21
Plus $3 VLAFF Membership required
Preceded by the short film Nobody Confessed I Was Haunted by Dani Rodríguez Chevalier.
In an alternate reality, Fidel Castro turns to genetic engineering to create his elusive New Man and save his socialist utopia. Eventually the experiment fails because these highly intelligent beings are cruel and uncontrollable. Rejected by their own creators, they orchestrate a series of terrorist attacks spreading fear and chaos throughout the island. When Elena, a group member, discovers a clue to her genetic identity, she embarks on a journey to find her own humanity.
Miguel Coyula has emerged as the enfant terrible of Cuban independent cinema… A complex, cryptic, compelling film, Blue Heart bristles with fierce, feral rage over what has gone wrong with the Cuban revolution.Patricia Boero, THE FILM VERDICT