Cinema Art

Cinema Art

Meñique, is the first animated motion picture carried out in Cuba as a 3D film. It is a free version of the tale adapted by Jose Marti. Starting July 20th, a young, roguish and extremely curious Meñique, appears on Cuban movie theaters all over the country to prove that Knowledge is more significant than strength.

The ICAIC news program has been witness to the events that marked the second half of the 20th century. Today it is part of the UNESCOs World Memory Heritage. The images shown by the ICAIC News Program told of many historic events that were made known around the world, in a time not dominated by cyberspace and the globalization of information.

In the filming crew of a movie the stillman is indispensable. José Hernández and José Luis Rodríguez are two of the best well known ones within Cuban cinema. In the history of the "stillmen" of ICAIC there are many names that cannot be forgotten because their immense contribution to Cuban cinema and the amount of photographs they produced over the years.

The attitude of the Film Cuba magazine was highly critical with U.S cinema. It was considered as decadent and as a denial of artistic taste. In the article written by J. Prado Rodríguez, titled Charlie Chaplin, the author classifies as an artist who does not deserve applause and cheers, his sadly offensive comments reveal a lack of sensitivity and ethics.

The interest in film criticism in Cuba comes from the introduction of art in Cuba. Cuba Film magazine pioneered this effort. The introduction of cinema in Cuba and its immediate impact were reported in newspapers and magazines monopolized by readers eager to learn and attend exhibitions where the photographs would be moving.

The creators of the film posters ICAIC are classified as artists. His works have represented Cuba in international samples. Eduardo Muñoz, a paradigm of ICAIC posters, signed hundreds of designs for Cuban and foreign films, the Cuban Film Library series.

Movie posters have gone through several times since 1959. In each period we combine art, challenges, crisis, and beauty. During those decades of the sixties and seventies, the relation film - graphic arts representation was further strengthened by the inclusion of symbols masterful enriched decipher codes and acquired a deep and daring dimension.

ICAIC promoted innovation in Cuban poster. New movie posters were made by renowned fine artists. Since the beginnings of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), the film poster in Cuba broke radically with old advertising charges and was used with a different meaning.

The film authentically Cuban was created with the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) in 1959. It attempted to create a new cinema to prepare the citizen for society construction. 

In 1950 Cuban film needed to create a promoter center cinema. That failure was criticized by the Cuban media at that time. The number 111, August 1917, was devoted almost entirely to the Cuban film La hija del policia o en poder de los nanigos.

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