This sprawling vision of Cuba from 1964, a co-production between Cuba and the Soviet Union, was poorly received upon release and largely forgotten until the 1990s, when directors like Martin Scorsese recognized its value and pushed for its restoration. Among other notable aesthetic and artistic achievements, the film features several innovative cinematography techniques, including a camera that could move seamlessly from normal coverage to underwater shooting while in operation and experimentation with rudimentary Steadicam technology. Alternatingly dreamlike and neo-realist, I Am Cuba attempts to characterize the Cuban revolution and the suffering of its citizens through an anthology of four varied vignettes. A landmark achievement in the realm of Cuban cinema, we are proud to be screening this film from a restored 35mm print courtesy of Milestone Films.
Screening to be introduced by Cuban film scholar Dr. Ana Lopez of Tulane University!
Spotlight: Cuba on Screen program generously sponsored by The Isasi Family
- year 1964
- rating MT
- runtime 143
- director Mikhail Kalatozov
- country Cuba/Soviet Union
- Genre Archival, Drama, Latin/South American, Political
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