Lucía 10/27/20

The Criterion Collection

The Cuban masterpiece has been restored, and is now viewable on the Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project 3 boxed set. Humberto Solás’ nearly 3-hour national epic revisits two earlier revolutions to tell the stories of ‘three Lucías. The first Lucía is entangled in the war of independence against Spain, and the second opposes the gangland-era despot Machado. The third contemporary Lucía faces a different challenge to revolutionary progress. The show uses several styles to span the years — the women change, but their independent spirit remains constant. Starring Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, and Adela Legrá. The unofficial national epic is restored, on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.