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Thursday, November 13, 2003, 8:00 pm, $5

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This Soviet/Cuban collaboration is a kaleidoscopic expose of Cuba during

the time of Batista. It portrays a land of diametric opposites – great

wealth and abject poverty. The political agenda is unapologetic. Within a

structure of four short stories of hardship and abuse, it presents the

crushing exploitation of Cuba¹s people and resources, revealing the

underlying causes of Castro¹s revolution. Epic tracking shots and an array

of images in high contrast black and white poetically convey the

conflicting lifestyles of the monied elite and the barely subsisiting

underclass. Lyrical, joyous yet harsh and unwavering, Soy Cuba is a

dazzling work. (141m)  


Dir. Mikhail Kalazov Cuba/USSR 1964


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