Nadie / Nobody

A film by Miguel Coyula

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This feature was preceded by the short film Kat Waj (I Love You)




Cuba, Documentary/Drama, 2017
70 min, Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

Rafael Alcides was once a widely known and celebrated writer of the Cuban revolution; now, a stranger in his own country, running out of time, he tries to salvage his unpublished novels from the ink literally fading away from their pages. This is the story of love and deception in the Cuban revolution as seen through the eyes of someone who was initially mesmerized by all its possibilities. Filmmaker Miguel Coyula has created a pop culture collage combining clips from old movies, photographs and imaginary conversations all held together by the magnetic personality of raconteur Rafael Alcides. It’s an exquisite journey though the mind of a poet who describes the world in its raw brutality and beauty. One man’s final Journey coming to terms with the end of life and the ideals of the Cuban Revolution and his life.

Texas Premiere


Miguel CoyulaMiguel Coyula is a Cuban filmmaker, writer, cinematographer, editor, and producer of all his movies. He attended EICTV. In 2009, Coyula was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for his second feature, MEMORIES OF OVERDEVELOPMENT, a follow-up to the Cuban classic MEMORIAS DEL SUBDESARROLLO (1968). After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film went to gather several awards and honors. In 2010, Coyula began working on his third feature, CORAZON AZUL (BLUE HEART), while also working on other projects including NADIE.



Producer: Miguel Coyula, Lynn Cruz
Production Companies: Producciones Pirámide
Screenwriter: Miguel Coyula, Rafael Alcides
Cinematographer: Miguel Coyula
Editor: Miguel Coyula
Music: Sinfonity, Ivan Lejardi, Miguel Coyula
Cast: Rafael Alcides, Lynn Cruz, Fidel Castro

Print Source: Alfredo Calvino – HABANERO,