I am Cuba (ultimate edition)

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Country: Soviet Union
Year: 1964
Running Time: 141 min.
Language: Spanish and Russian with English Subtitles

Started only a week after the Cuban missile crisis and designed to be Cuba’s answer to both Sergei Eisenstein’s propaganda masterpiece, Potemkin, and Jean-Luc Godard’s freewheeling romance, Breathless, I Am Cuba turned out to be something quite unique. The plot, or rather plots, expansively explores the seductive, decadent (and marvelously photogenic) world of Batista’s Cuba – juxtaposing images of extremes with seamless beauty. I Am Cuba has recently been rectified by Hollywood’s great directors, many years after it languished in obscurity, following its initial popularity and acclaim post-release.

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