In the Heat of the Cold Years (Project)

In the Heat of the Cold Years (Project)

Eytan Jan, Darius Kaufmann
This film retraces the story of Cuba's enthralling golden decade of revolutionary cinema, while following young passionate Cuban filmmakers' in their present-day struggle to revive the island's film industry.

Eytan Jan

Studied the art of photography with a camera that was given to him in 2008. From there, he started working for different agencies, brands and magazines, such as the Appart PR, Derby, Harper's Bazaar. Eytan meets documentary cinema through the musical group "The Lemons", during a photo report in Chicago. What was to be only a photographic portrait for a magazine became a documentary short film where he followed the life of this group.

Darius Kaufmann

Born to a mother who is a painter and a father who was a producer, he has been immersed in the artistic world since childhood. A film buff, passionate about photography and portraiture, he worked in New York in 2013 as a photographer's assistant. During his time in the United States, he made a series of photographic portraits of eccentric New Yorkers. On his return to Paris, Darius worked in the fashion photography agency "2B management". For a year, Darius worked as a freelance photographer and produced many portraits of actors as well as several still-life shootings. Despite his interest in photography, he is quickly caught up by his real passion: cinema. Following several short projects, the subject of his first feature film comes to him in the form of a legacy: Cuban movie posters and the golden age of Cuban Cinema.

  • Original title Al calor de los años fríos
  • Director Eytan Jan, Darius Kaufmann
  • Duration 75
  • Production year 2022
  • Theme Arts & Culture
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format DCP
  • Category Project
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality France, Cuba
  • Producer Amok Films
  • Dialogue language Spanish, French
  • Subtitle language Spanish, French, English
  • Intérpretes Mirta Ibarra, Eduardo Manet, Enrique Piñeda Barnet