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Cuba Libre

Spain 2014, 18 min

A tribute to Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his actor Günther Kaufmann.


A singer serenades a small crowd in a moody nightclub who all look the part of Fassbinder characters. The title comes from the favourite drink of Fassbinder's film “Beware of the Holy Whore”. The short film is part of Albert Serra's 101-hour portrait of Germany “The Three Little Pigs” - Fassbinder, Goethe and Hitler, realized by Albert Serra for dOCUMENTA (13).



Press reviews

Serra pays homage not by mimicking Fassbinder’s style but rather by alchemically conjuring the people, places, and modes of performance most identified with him. – D`A Festival de Cinema d`Autor, Barcelona

Awards and Festivals

- Centre  Pompidou, Paris
- D`A Festival de Cinema d`Autor, Barcelona
- Film Society Lincoln Center, NY
- Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona
- Indiefest Bello Horizonte & Sâo Paulo, Brazil
- Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin
- Tate Modern, London
- Undine, Italy
- Next Film Festival, Bukarest
- New Horizons International Film Festival-Wroclaw


Director and Screenplay
Albert Serra
Xavier Gratacós, Lluís Serrat, Albert Serra, Wolfgang Danz, Lluís Carbó
Director of Photography
Miquel Barceló, Artur Tort
Àngel Martín
Art Director
Sebastian Vogler 
Rosa Tharrats
Joan Pons, Jordi Ribas
MOLFORTS (Ferran Font, Marc Verdaguer, Joe Robinson, Enric Juncà)
Executive Producer
Montse Triola
Produced by
Andergraun Films

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (2K, 25 fps, 5.1)
Blu-ray Disc
Aspect Ratio
Promotion Material
Digital images
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