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27 April 15:30
BLUE HEART
CORAZÓN AZUL

Director: MIGUEL COYULA
CUBA
2021, 104'

In an alternate reality, Fidel Castro uses genetic engineering to build the new man and thus save utopia. The experiment fails as these beings are highly intelligent but also cruel and uncontrollable. Rejected by their own creators, a group organizes a series of terrorist actions, and chaos reigns on the island. Elena, one of its members traces the origin of her genes and begins a journey to try to discover her humanity.

Miguel Coyula was born in Havana, in 1977. Made his first short at age 17 with an old VHS camcorder. This short granted him admission at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). In 2001, he was given a scholarship to the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York, where Coyula made his first feature «Red Cockroaches» (2003) for less than $2000 over a two year period, which has won 20 awards at International film festivals. His filmography includes «Memorias del desarrollo» (2010) which gathered 20 awards and was chosen as the Best Cuban Film of the year by the International Film Guide. In 2013 his sci-fi novel «Mar Rojo, Mal Azul» was published by La Pereza Ediciones.

World Premiere
ScriptMIGUEL COYULA
CameraMIGUEL COYULA
ProducerMIGUEL COYULA,
LYNN CRUZ
CastLYNN CRUZ,
CARLOS GRONLIER,
HECTOR NOÁS,
MARIANA ALOM,
FERNANDO PÉREZ
ProductionPRODUCCIONES PIRÁMIDE
World salesHabanero,
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