The Resource Coyula: five shorts, Latin America Video Archives

Coyula: five shorts, Latin America Video Archives

Label
Coyula: five shorts
Title
Coyula: five shorts
Statement of responsibility
Latin America Video Archives
Title variation
  • Coyula: 5 shorts
  • Miguel Coyula's shorts
  • Five shorts
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
  • Detalles: Experimental short that revolves around a troubled young couple
  • Idea: Children in an isolated village outside of Havana find their creativity sparked by the arrival of documentary filmmakers in this nonfiction piece. Coyula coaches the youngsters philosophically in storytelling and technically in filmmaking, and suddenly a font of inspiration wells up, centering around a dark cave near the edge of town
  • Bailar sobre agujas: A young couple's dealings with a sinister older man bring out repressed emotions and feelings from all parties in this dense, unsettling, yet stylized award-winning short
  • Buena onda: A fragile, skittish young woman one day finds an odd instrument that crash-lands out of the sky. She uses it to make unearthly music and unusual art, much to the chagrin of the callous, callow friends and family around her. Finally, driven too far by her slacker brother's friends and disengaged from her family, she lashes out in a sudden burst of ultra-violence
  • Ajuares: Art video about the work of Cuban artist and sculptor Jacqueline Maggi
  • Clase Z "Tropical": Parody of Hollywood's action independent films dramatizing the typical trailer of a post Tarantino B-movie
Awards note
  • Detalles: Winner of Best Experimental Short award at Festival Almacén de la Imagen, Cuba
  • Bailar sobre agujas: Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Sound awards at Festival Almacén de la Imagen, Cuba
  • Buena onda: Special Award of the Jury Cineplaza Video and Film Festival
  • Clase Z "Tropical": FIPRESCI Award, Best Experimental Film, Best Editing, Best Sound
Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer, director, writer, composer, art director: Miguel Coyula. "Idea": Written by Miguel Coyula and Ayaibex Montas, directed by Miguel Coyula. "Bailar": Written by Cristiane Pederiva
Language note
In Spanish, with subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Detalles (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, 1998): Lourdes Maydel Ojeda (woman), Marta Rodriguez (mother), Narud Rodriguez (man). Bailar sobre agujas (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión / Pirámide, 1999): Yanet Bernando (young woman), Jorge Alí (older man), Arturo Mora (young boyfriend). Buena onda (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión, 1999): Yanet Bernando (Yanet), Rigoberto Ferrera (Robin), Blanca Rosa Blanco (Psychologist), Ivan Botello (Robin's friend), Heber Milian (Robin's friend), Ariadna del Carmen (Robin's girlfriend), Maria Delfina Garcia (Mother), Osvaldo Perez (Father). Clase Z "Tropical" (Pirámide, 2000): Mayra Rojas (Adriana Gonzales), Miguel Castillo (The Madman), Romel Orta (Adriana's boyfriend), Heber Milian (Private eye), Alejandro Álvarez (Reporter)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1977-
  • 1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coyula, Miguel
  • Montas, Ayaibex
  • Pederiva, Cristiane
  • Bernando, Yanet
  • Castillo, Miguel
  • Heber, Milian
  • Royas, Mayra
  • Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV
  • Producciones Pirámide
  • Latin American Video Archives
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coyula, Miguel
  • Maggi, Jacqueline
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Cuban
  • Families
  • Man-woman relationships
Technique
live action
Label
Coyula: five shorts, Latin America Video Archives
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Before his first feature, "Red Cockroaches," Coyula directed about a dozen shorts in his native Cuba. Here are five controversial award-wining shorts that push genre conventions in their avant-garde nature. From a kinetic hand-held documentary (Idea), to a highly stylized, dense experimental piece (Bailar sobre agujas) or an action-packed B-movie trailer parody (Clase Z), whether shot on a VHS camcorder or 35mm, horror, action, dark humor, and/or existentialism permeate the work of this iconoclast Cuban filmmaker. This DVD also contains three commercials Coyula directed for Cuban TV
  • At head of index screen: "In chronological order."
  • Special features include: "Class Z" posters, interview with Miguel Coyula (11 min.), "Red cockroaches" trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Detalles (3 min.) -- Idea (15 min.) -- Bailar sobre agujas (15 min.) -- Buena onda (11 min.) -- Cineplaza '99 (39 sec.) -- Ajuares (1 min.) -- Cineplaza '00 (34 sec.) -- Clase Z "Tropical" (6 min.)
Control code
65644069
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Coyula: five shorts, Latin America Video Archives
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Before his first feature, "Red Cockroaches," Coyula directed about a dozen shorts in his native Cuba. Here are five controversial award-wining shorts that push genre conventions in their avant-garde nature. From a kinetic hand-held documentary (Idea), to a highly stylized, dense experimental piece (Bailar sobre agujas) or an action-packed B-movie trailer parody (Clase Z), whether shot on a VHS camcorder or 35mm, horror, action, dark humor, and/or existentialism permeate the work of this iconoclast Cuban filmmaker. This DVD also contains three commercials Coyula directed for Cuban TV
  • At head of index screen: "In chronological order."
  • Special features include: "Class Z" posters, interview with Miguel Coyula (11 min.), "Red cockroaches" trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Detalles (3 min.) -- Idea (15 min.) -- Bailar sobre agujas (15 min.) -- Buena onda (11 min.) -- Cineplaza '99 (39 sec.) -- Ajuares (1 min.) -- Cineplaza '00 (34 sec.) -- Clase Z "Tropical" (6 min.)
Control code
65644069
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Video recording format
DVD

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