Category Archives: Art

Sweaty days are here again, and tough times in the new Cuba

Tweet I was cleaning up my old blog site and dusting it down and I found the last unposted blog I wrote before we were publicly attacked and hounded out of the country.  We were stressed and with the feeling … Continue reading

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1950’s wife in Havana

Tweet 1950s woman I don’t know what it is about my life right now but I feel like a 1950’s wife.  Is it Cuba or is it being the wife of the director of the film school or a bit … Continue reading

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The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover …….. in Cuba.

Tweet As I was thinking about writing this post, the Peter Greenaway film title that I stole for this post title kept playing around in my head all jumbled up and back to front.  I think Peter Greenaway has visited the … Continue reading

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Gilles Peterson, the Bienal and the art of dancing

Tweet Rafa was in Venezuela signing some important film agreement and the Bienal was in full swing.  The biggest art show in town, and its not just about art.  There are some crazy performances, lots of good music, a few … Continue reading

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Parties, Cadillacs, potatoes, Valentines ……and blogging

Tweet Yesterday was Valentines day.  They call it the day of love here for anybody or anything.  You can even say I love my cow.  I actually prefer this to the sloppy fake romantic rubbish that has been marketed to … Continue reading

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Family life, my first Havana Birthday and the first US official visit to the Film School

Tweet We have been here just over 6 months now and my family is settling into a new rhythm. I have just celebrated my first Birthday in Cuba, and for the first time in years, I didn’t organise anything, as … Continue reading

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New Latin American Cinema ……… and me.

Tweet The dust is settling on yet another Latin American Film Festival.  I am becoming a veteran of these events, which is rather strange for a person who has never made a film in her life, Latin or otherwise.  I … Continue reading

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Converted to la Rumba in just one night!

Tweet As I have had a good friend in town I have had lots of excuses to be a tourist and party a little bit more than usual!  Also the reason for my absence from the blogosphere. Last Friday we … Continue reading

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Life is surreal ……. but I like it

Tweet I sat in the auditorium of the Museo de Belles Artes last night listening to some great British actors delivering a beautiful collection of Pinter’s plays and poems finishing with his incredibly powerful acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

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Our house, the party and the French lover who fled the country

Tweet Our first party in our wonderful house all went very well.  Everyone from the film school helped me to make it a success.  Maeda arrived with flowers to fill the house from San Antonio and then a team of … Continue reading

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