Conclusion: Shipwrecks and Seasickness



The conclusion notes the prevalence of micro-, individual, and affective perspectives in many recent Cuban films, but argues that these composite fragments should be seen as symptom-formations—always interpretable as parts of a broader pattern that undermines divisions between private and public, individual and collective. It emphasises that these remains may themselves be tools for survival and precarious foundations for new formations. Lest the repeating island become a pathological destiny in Cuban culture, it highlights how these films make visible the contact between new and old, local and foreign, representing creativity even within constraint. Reflecting on the short-lived re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the USA, the filming of Fast & Furious in Havana, and the fate of the elusive ‘Ley de cine’ (cinema law), it notes the dual threats of entropy and dissolution faced by contemporary Cuba. Nevertheless, it shows that Cuban cinema’s creative quest for self continues.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Modern LanguagesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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