New Cuban Cinema
The two episodes shot, together with New Year, by Jorge Fraga, Cuba 58 compose the film (1962), one of the most significant of the new Cuban cinema. Back to Mexico with his wife Maria Luisa Bernal-Elio Pamplona native and author of the original idea of autobiographical roots, “and with the collaboration of Emilio Garcia Riera wrote the screenplay for On the empty balcony, its most important work. The film is dedicated to “The Spanish killed in exile”, described in intimate tone and pathetic at the same time the experiences and memories of Gabriela (Maria Luisa Elio), evoking the childhood and the sudden emergence of the Spanish war in their lives, seven years old. Recreating the subjectivity of a fragmentary perceptions (the sudden disappearance of the father, the flight through a forest from the Republican Nationalist Spain, news of the shooting of the father, the family arrived in southern France and exile to Mexico .) On the empty balcony won the Prix de la Critique Locarno Festival and Giano d’Oro in the Latin American Film Festival on Sestri-Levante. Gasco Garcia could not extend this valuable experience and was then forced to work as advertising filmmaker. The laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez spent most internationally recognized his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude to marriage, with this simple inscription: “A jomi Garcia and Maria Luisa Elio Ascot.” Garcia Ascot also published several essays: Roger von Gunten (1978), Erotic. Love poetry in Castilian (1980), with the music in you (1982), collection of articles and three painters: Pablo Amor, Oscar Gabriel Gutman and Mascotela (1987).
Finally, we quote his novel Death begins in Polanco (1987). And as the poet said Hispanic-Mexican: “The exile is the immense, the plain / where the sun bounces, the distance / between the chest and the air. / And now here we look lost our house / our distant Europe. We look over / and the balcony, as the white cloud. ” Francisco Arias Solis individual property, enemy of equality, contrary to the immortal principles of brotherhood.
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