The Project of the Century

Cuba, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, 2015г., 100 min


Carlos M. Quintela

The Electro Nuclear City was once part of the grand Soviet Cuban project to build the first nuclear power plant of the Caribbean. Now, the scant remains of this world weigh down on the backs of three solitary men who, unlike their pet fish Benjamin, have yet to learn how to breathe underwater. They struggle to co-exist under the same roof, in a city once destined for greatness.


2015 Rotterdam FF – HIVOS Tiger Award
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Carlos M. Quintela

Born in La Habana, 1984, Carlos studied Film and Communications at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA, FAMCA) and Script Writing at the International School of Cinema & TV of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). During his student years he wrote and directed several short films that competed and obtained awards in numerous film festivals. His debut feature film “La Piscina” (The Swimming Pool) premiered at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale in the Panorama section. Since then it has competed in more than twenty international film festivals obtaining many awards and critical recognition. “La obra del siglo” (The Project of the Century) is his second feature film.  

Selected filmography

2015 The Project of the Century

2011 The Swimming Pool