Breathtaking camerawork… The film has revealed itself as a tribute, not to Cuba or even to communism, but to the power of the cinema to enthrall us – even against our better judgment.
- Jack Patrick Rodgers, Pop Matters
Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era. Filmed shortly after the Cuban missile crisis, I Am Cuba was conceived as a modern, stylized update to Battleship Potemkin-esque agit-prop. But in the end this collaborative effort between Soviet and Cuban filmmakers instead produced wildly schizophrenic Communist art.
***Winner of The National Society of Film Critics’ Film Heritage Award!
I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba)
USSR, Cuba, 1964.
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov.
141 min. PG.
Presented in Spanish and English, with English subtitles
At The Film House. 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA.
FILM HOUSE MEMBERS + YOUTH (13 and under): $7 | REGULAR: $9