The Solitude of Gods

La Soledad de los Dioses

Osamění bohů

  • Santiago Álvarez
  • Cuba
  • 1985, 40 min
Photography: Iván Nápoles, Dervis Pastor Espinosa, Raúl Pérez Ureta, Arturo Agramonte, Rodolfo García, Angel Ramírez
Editing: Julia Yip
Sound: José Léon
Color: Colour

The film depicts a June 30, 1985 meeting of Latin American and Caribbean countries to discuss external debt.

It is the only film in our retrospective representing the late period of Santiago Álvarez's work, characterized by a shift of emphasis from artistic expression to the political message of the film. Then, a question emerged of how to evaluate the work of an author, who is so strongly politically correct and definitely obsolete in some respects.

Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica (ICAIC) / Cuba /
Festival edition: 2004
Sections: Translucent Being Santiago Álvarez
Exhibition format: 35 mm


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory