MDC’s Miami Film Festival Continues Cuban Cinema Series With Documentary Film El Caso Padilla on May 16

Miami, May 6, 2024Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival continues its Cuban Cinema Series, sponsored by ArtesMiami and with support from the Heberto Padilla Foundation, with the award-winning documentary El Caso Padilla at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at MDC’s Koubek Center in Little Havana.

Following the screening, director Pavel Giroud and producer Lía Rodríguez will participate in a Q & A moderated by Alejandro Ríos, Cuban Cinema Series founder, film critic and journalist.

El Caso Padilla centers on the infamous mea culpa of the well-known poet Heberto Padilla, author of a cursed book Fuera del Juego, shortly before being released from the dungeons of the Castro State Security in 1971, becomes a shocking cinematographic experience, a timely historical reflection on totalitarian repression in Cuba.

Giroud uses original testimonies to make viewers participate in the horror of a devastating and controversial self-incrimination, in the manner of the Stalinist trials, but in the heart of the terrified Cuban intellectuals of that time. Giroud has a notable filmography across various genres, including La Edad de la Peseta, Omertá and El Acompañante.

The screening is free with registration. Reserve your tickets at

Free parking available at the Koubek Center.

WHAT:     Cuban Cinema Series Presents El Caso Padilla

WHEN:    Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.

WHERE:  MDC’s Koubek Center

2705 S.W. 3rd St.