Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Soy Cuba"

"Undeniably monstrous and breathtakingly beautiful, ridiculous and awe inspiring, I Am Cuba confounds so many usual yardsticks of judgment that any kind of star rating becomes inadequate. A delirious, lyrical, epic piece of communist propaganda from 1964 — at least three years in the making and 141 minutes long–it is simply too campy and too grotesque to qualify as a 'masterpiece,' but I’d probably care less about it if it were one."
~ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader(December 8, 1995)  

That about sums it up. Here are the first five minutes.

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