Antes que llegue el Ferry
An absurd, chaotic collage of life in Havana in 2015, shortly before the ferry service between the United States and Cuba was to resume after more than 50 years, bringing a mass influx of American tourists. The stories, brought in a hybrid mix of fiction, documentary and animation, show the absurdities of daily life in a time full of expectations and uncertainties after the announcement that relations between the US and Cuba would be restored. Stories that couldn't happen anywhere else but in "Absurdistan" - The Surrealist Republic of Cuba.
JUAN CAUNEDO (1982, Cuba) is a Spanish filmmaker and editor. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication in Madrid, he graduated from the Cuban International Film School and took experimental workshops in Paris. He has directed 3 shorts, 7 documentaries, 6 video clips and one feature, his work screening at over 80 film festivals, winning 15 awards.
RAÚL ESCOBAR (1966, Cuba) is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He has a Degree in Liberal Arts from Cristóbal Colón University, Mexico, and is an active member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba. His acclaimed work has been included in exhibitions of Cuban Visual Arts both nationally and internationally.
VLADIMIR GARCIA (1972, Cuba) is a Cuban filmmaker, illustrator, animator and set designer. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba and has directed shorts, documentaries, videos and animations for among others Cuban Television and the Cuban Film Institute’s Animation Studios. He currently works as an independent filmmaker in Cuba.