Alejandro Brugues on set
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Zombies take over Havana

17 January 2011 Last updated at 13:32 GMT

Cuban cinema used to win international plaudits for its imaginative art house movies built around political or social themes. But the industry has fallen on hard times and the state can no longer afford to fund such projects.

Now a new generation of filmmakers is emerging, raising money from abroad. The latest production is a camp Zombie horror comedy, a social satire which is not afraid to poke fun at the system.

The BBC's Michael Voss met up with director Alejandro Brugues.