The elephant and the bicycle

The elephant and the bicycle

Original title: El elefante y la bicicleta
Production: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC); Channel IV
Country: Cuba
Director: Juan Carlos Tabío
Script: Juan Carlos Tabío; Eliseo Alberto
Photography: Julio Valdés
Music: José María Vitier
Cast: Luis Alberto García; Lillian Vega; Raúl Pomares; Martha Farré; Daisy Granados; Adolfo Llauradó; Patricio Wood
Year: 1994
Duration: 81
Genre: Comedy
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English


A young man who intends to make a fortune to marry Marina Soledad, his teenage love, brings the cinema for the first time to a small island. The island is connected to the mainland by a fragile wooden bridge, which is cut off after the first screening, as happens in Robin Hood, the only film brought to the island. From that moment the imagination of the people and their desire to know and transform reality promote a magical mechanism by which each projection will bring a "different" film that reveals secrets and needs of their lives.

Co-production between Cuba and United Kingdom.


Winner of 2 Awards at Havana Film Festival 1994: Best actress (Lillian Vega); and, FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

Nominated to a Goya Award 1996: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film

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