La Obra Del Siglo

La obra del siglo / The Project of the Century

A film by Carlos M. Quintela

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)

La Obra Del Siglo


Cuba/Argentina/Germany/Switzerland, Drama/Experimental, 2015
100 min, Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

Three generations of men struggle to co-exist under the same roof, in a city once destined for greatness. Amidst a mosquito plague, Leonardo, struggling with the breakdown of his relationship, moves back to live with a grandfather who fights with everyone and everything, and a father living with the melancholy of how his life could have been. In a city once promised to become the hub of the Soviet nuclear project in the Caribbean, the scant remains of this world weigh down on these three solitary men, who, unlike their pet fish Benjamin, have yet to learn how to breathe under water.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Carlos QuintelaCarlos M. Quintela was born in La Habana and studied at the Higher Institute of Arts and the International School of Cinema & TV of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). As a student, he wrote and directed several short films which obtained awards in numerous film festivals. His debut feature, LA PISCINA, premiered at Berlinale and garnered many festival awards and critical recognition. LA OBRA DEL SIGLO is his second feature film.



Producer: Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi, Pablo Chernov
Production Companies: Rizoma, Uranio Films, Raspberry and Cream Films, Ventura Film
Screenwriter: Abel Arcos, Carlos M. Quintela
Cinematographer: Marcos B. Bohórquez
Editor: Yan Vega
Sound Design: Ezequiel Saralegui
Music: Vicente Rojas
Cast: Mario Balmaseda, Mario Guerra, Leonardo Gascón

Print Source: Torsten Schulze – m-appeal,