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.
- 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
- Mario Balmaseda
- Mario Guerra
- Leonardo Gascón
- Abel Arcos
- Carlos M. Quintela
- Marcos B. Bohórquez
- Yan Vega
- Vicente Rojas
- RIZOMA FILMS
- URANIO FILMS LTD
- VENTURA FILM
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Drifting effortlessly between raw psychological realism and dreamy surrealism.
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.