I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)
|Release Date:||March 8, 1995|
|Running time:||141 minutes|
|Cast:||Sergio Corrieri, Jose Gallardo, Raul Garcia, Luz Maria Collazo, Celia Rodriguez|
|Writer:||Enrique Pineda Barnet, Yevgeni Yevtushenko|
Description: Hidden away in the Soviet archives for three decades, "I Am Cuba" is a wildly schizophrenic celebration of Communist kitsch, mixing Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality -- a whirling, feverish dance through both the sensuous decadence of Batista's Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. In four stories of the revolution, Mikhail Kalatov's astonishingly acrobatic camera takes the viewer on a rapturous roller-coaster ride of bathing beauties, landless peasants, fascist police, and student revolutionaries.
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