The film begins with news footage on a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by a CIA sponsored group on April 17, 1961. Afterwards the camera switches to an orderly, clean hospital: a young man lies in bed, his injuries tended to by a German nurse. Carlos is alone and unable make himself understood, though Bärbel is curious to find out what happened to him. Despite the language barrier the two gradually draw closer: “Yo, Carlos! “Ich, Bärbel“.
CARLOS is the graduation film of Cuban director Humberto López y Guerra, who studied at the “Konrad Wolf” Film School in Babelsberg from 1963 to 1967. WMH
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Humberto López y Guerra
Ferdinand Teubner, Sagdchorloo Barcherloo
Humberto López y Guerra, Leni Rudich, Werner Wieland
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Tel.: +49.331.620.25 64
Humberto López y Guerra - born 1942 in Matanzas, Cuba. He acted and worked as a producer, photographer and director of documentaries in his native Cuba before moving to the GDR, where he studied directing at the HFF „Konrad Wolf“. Since his emigration to Sweden in 1968, he has been working as a director of TV productions, as well as author and journalist.
90 METER LIEBE (1965, short)
JUVENTUD 67 (1967, short)
CHOOSE YOUR HERO (1969, doc)
ARRABAL (1979, doc)