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Wild Bunch - EPICENTRO

Hubert Sauper



Screening room

Status: Completed

Director(s): Hubert Sauper

Short synopsis : From world-renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper - director of Sundance winner WE COME AS FRIENDS and the Oscar®-nominated DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE - comes EPICENTRO, an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, “utopian” Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates.

Long synopsis : This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In EPICENTRO, Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana-particularly its children, who he calls “young prophets" - to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.


  • Leonelis Arango Salas, Annielys Pelladito Zaldivar, Yorlenis David de la Cruz Leyva, Oona Castilla Chaplin


  • Producer(s): Daniel Marquet, Martin Marquet, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita
  • Director(s): Hubert Sauper
  • Screenplay: Hubert Sauper
  • DP: Hubert Sauper
  • Editing: Yves Deschamps, Hubert Sauper
  • Original Music: Zsuzsanna Varkonyi, Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull
  • Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Michael Donaldson
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Political

  • Production company: Groupe DEUX, KGP Filmproduktion, Little Magnet Films