The Project of the Century

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    The Project of the Century

    La obra del siglo

    Directed by

    Argentina, Cuba, Switzerland

    2015

    100 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    The Electro-Nuclear City was once part of an ambitious Soviet/Cuban venture to build the first nuclear power station, in Juragua in the Caribbean. But the fall of the Soviet Union brought everything to a complete standstill. Decades later, the 'project of the century' has still not been completed, and the enormous dome towers like a totem pole above the dismal blocks of workers' flats.

    Awards

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    • Hivos Tiger Award, Lions Film Award - IFF Rotterdam
    • FIPRESCI Award - Cinélatino
    • Best Editing, Best Music - Cine Ceará FF
    • Best Eco Film - Esperanza FF
    • Special Mention - T-Mobile New Horizons IFF
    • Special Jury Prize, International Critics' Award (ex aequo) - Lima FF
    • Special Jury Prize, Listapad Silver Award - Minsk FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mario Balmaseda
    Mario Guerra
    Leonardo Gascón
    Screenplay
    Abel Arcos
    Carlos M. Quintela
    Cinematography
    Marcos B. Bohórquez
    Editing
    Yan Vega
    Music
    Vicente Rojas
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    RIZOMA FILMS
    Production
    URANIO FILMS LTD
    Production
    VENTURA FILM
    Production
    RASPBERRY & CREAM

    Press

    Drifting effortlessly between raw psychological realism and dreamy surrealism.

    IFF Rotterdam

    Carlos  Machado Quintela

    Carlos Machado Quintela

    Cuba

    I believe that a film actually begins when the credits roll. The moment you hear a voice in your head saying: 'Hey, what was that all about?'

    Carlos Machado Quintela (Cuba, 1984) graduated with a degree in Mass Media from the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana. He then studied Screenwriting at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños and wrote and directed several award-winning short films. THE SWIMMING POOL is his first feature film as a director, followed by THE PROJECT OF THE CENTURY, which won the Hivos Tiger Award at IFF Rotterdam.

    Selected Filmography