Enrique (Kiki) Álvarez
The U.S. Premiere of Cuban filmmaker Kiki Álvarez's newest feature paints a slow-burning love story set in the years immediately following the Cuban Revolution in January of 1959. La Caja Negra (the Black Box) is a secret diary written by Elsa and read by her granddaughter several decades later, a film about a young woman who finds and reads the experiential, emotional and political legacy that her grandmother has left hidden like a magical object.”
Enrique (Kiki) Álvarez was born in Havana in 1961. He has degrees in Art History, Communication Theory and Screenwriting. He is currently head of the Directing Program at the International Film and Television School (EICTV). He has directed internationally acclaimed video-art, short and feature-length films, among them “La Ola”, “Jirafas” (Giraffes) which premiered in Rotterdam, “Venecia” -the first Cuban film produced through crowdfunding (premiered in Toronto), and “Sharing Stella”. "La Caja Negra" / "The Black Box" is his most recent feature.