2014. június 26., csütörtök


A Cuban 15 minutes Short Film

Original Title: Marea

Production year: 2013
Production company: Escuela Internacional de Ciné y Television, San Antonio de los Baños

Original Format: 2K
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, German, Portugal, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian
Sound: Stereo, 5.1

Cast: Yaité Ruiz (Cuba), Carlos Solar (Cuba), Marco Cañizares (Cuba)
Director: Adam Breier (Hungary)
Writter: Adam Breier (Hungary) Nurielis Duarte (Cuba)
Producer: Jorge Nhils (Cuba) Co-producer: Akos Scheider (Hungary) 
Photography: Giovanna Pezzo (Brasil) 
Music: Francis del Rio (Cuba)
Sound design: Denis Colina (Cuba)


At the beach, Camelia plans to celebrate her son Angel’s birthday. Provoked by the unforeseen disappearance of his father, Angel escapes, and Camelia is forced to begin a search that will lead her to confront the failure of her family.


Adam Breier has received an MA degree specialized in Media Studies in Hungary, he took screenwriting courses in New York, and later on he has graduated from the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television) in Cuba majoring in fiction directing.
His short fiction and documentary films have been shown in festivals in more then ten countries of the world. He has also directed commercials in Hungary and France.

Adam has lived and worked in France, Cuba and USA and he is fluent in French, Spanish, English and Hungarian.  

His project for a first feature, The Strike has been selected to the Biennale Cinema College 2013 of Venice.    

Zsazsa – 24 min (HD) Documentary – Hungary 2014
Marea/Tides – 15 min – (2K) Fiction – Cuba 2013
La Pelea/The fight – 10 min (HD) Fiction – Cuba 2012
El extraterresre/The alien – 10 min  (HD) Documentary – Cuba 2012
Cathrine magánélete/The private life of Cathrine – 15min (2K) Fiction - Hungary 2012
Trip - 15 min (HD) Fiction - Hungary 2010


Address: Finca San Tranquillino, km 4 y medio
Carratera San Antonio – Vereda Nueva
Apdo. 40/41 San Antonio de Los Baños, La Habana, Cuba
Phone/Fax: (+53) 47 38 31 52

Founded in 1986, EICTV is a teaching project of the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema (FNCL), presided by Nobel Prize winner, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is a member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison de Écoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), and it is also member of FEISAL (Federation of Image and Sound Schools of the Latin America), holding the presidency of this organization up to the present.

Festival Participation:

1. 34th Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latin Americano, Havana, CUBA
2. 29th Festival Internacional de Guadalajara, MEXICO
3. 23th Aspen ShortFest, USA
4. 12th Cine Pobre, Gibara, CUBA – HONORABLE MENTION OF THE JURY
5. Finno-Ugric Film Festiva, Estonia (informative screening)
6. Los Angeles Outfest LGTB FILM FESTIVAL
7. Montreal World Film Festival
8. Rec 5. Festival de Cine de Universidades Publicas – Muestra LatinoAmericana
9. Sardinia Film Festival – Official Selection
10. 14th Trinidad and Tabago Int. Film Festival
11. 17th Molotun Int. Film Festival  

12. 14 Festival de Escuelas de Cine, Uruguay – Montevideo - URUGUAY
13. Busho - HUNGARY
14. Miskolc Cinefest - HUNGARY
17. Magyar FilmHét - HUNGARY
18. Zinebi, Bilbao (Category A) – SPAIN - BEST LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FILM
20. Filmtett Fesztivál, Kolozsvár, ROMANIA SECOND PRIZE OF THE JURY
21. International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Krakow - POLAND
22. RÖFI V. Rákospalotai Rövidfilmszemle, Budapest - HUNGARY
23. Gay, Lesbian, Trans Film Festival of Paris (cheries-cheris.com) - FRANCE
24. London Latin American Film Festival - UK
26. 3rd National Student's Film Festival of India, Muestra EICTV 
27. Cluj Shorts, Romania
28. Friss Hús, Hungary 
29. Tiburon International Film Festival, USA 
30. Leden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands 
31. Festival of Tolerance, Zagrab 
32. Mix Mexico Festival, Cuauhtémoc
33. Strawberry Shorts Film Festival, Cambridge JUDGES AWARD
34. Inside Out TIFF - Toronto
35. The Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
36. Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Ten FAQs
What was it like working with Cuban actors in Spanish?
Although Spanish is not my native language, after three years living in Cuba, it felt confortable.  I enjoyed it a lot, but it was a challenge to direct actors in a foreign language.

We were using a special method, the Meisner Method to prepare our actors to give an honest performance. It has worked out really good, I would love to keep on using this amazing method.

What made you want to make this movie?
I have founded fascinating how common prostitution in the Cuban society. I was curious how can the family members deal with something like that in the family.

If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently?

There are a couple small details in the script that I would do differently, but most of the process I would do the same. We have learnt a lot from our mistakes as well.

What did you learn about directing films?

You can’t make movies alone. This was a thesis project from a film school not only for me, but for the photographer, the editor, the producer etc. therefore it was our baby. I had a great crew and this movie would not even me half as good without them.

How did you decide on these actors?

It was a really long casting process to decide who will play the parts. We wanted to create a real family therefore it was important that not only they be good actors but to have the chemistry between them. Finding the kid was the longest process.

Who are your influences?

My biggest influences are filmmakers like Cassavettes who puts most of his interest on the actor. I believe that the most important in a movie is the human being that we are following.

Where do you want to work in the future in Europe or Latin America?

Hopefully in both continents, but for the moment I am preparing my first feature project in Europe.


Adam Breier, the director of “Tides”
Telephone: +36 20 4132932