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I Am Cuba


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  • Actors: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García, Luz María Collazo
  • Directors: Mikhail Kalatozov
  • Writers: Enrique Pineda Barnet, Evgeniy Evtushenko
  • Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Russian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Paradox
  • Release Date: Nov. 4 2003
  • Run Time: 141 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003ETJT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,692 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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A most acclaimed discovery, I Am Cuba will change your view of cinema forever! Filmed by great Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov (The Cranes Are Flying), I Am Cuba is an epic poem to Communist kitsch--a whirling, feverish dance through the sensuous decadence of Battista's Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. Presented jointly by master directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, I Am Cuba has received universal acclaim and admiration from around the world as a true classic of world cinema. In Spanish and Russian with English subtitles. 140 minutes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dana Garrett on June 29 2003
Format: DVD
...P>"I Am Cuba" is mythopoeia par excellence. As an example of that genre, it is highly idealized. I would have been disappointed if it had been otherwise. And as Virgina Woolf said In A Room of One's Own (a wonderful book), all good fiction tells the truth. "I Am Cuba" tells the truth of the Cuban Revolution. Viewers will see in this film the repression and appalling class differences of the Batista regime, the sacrifices and ambivalences of those who participated in the Revolution, and a symbolic representation of the triumph of the revolutionaries. What I found compelling is that Castro is mostly an unseen presence in the film, perhaps more like a whisper than a presence. Instead, the film rightly focuses on the lives of Cubans touched by this great human drama. That is as it should be because the Revolution was about the Cuban people, not just one man.
The film is breathtakingly beautiful. Black and white never appeared more colorful than in this film. Watch it for those reasons. That will be all the reasons that you'll need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Feb. 2 2000
Format: DVD
Understand this: I am fanatical about this movie. But Image's DVD transfer is so painfully inept to watch -- horrid print, spots and speckles, strobing due to oddball frame rate, hideous contrast levels -- that I couldn't bear to watch the DVD beyond 10 minutes.
The person responsible for such an incompetent and abysmal edition of this can't miss movie should be flayed alive in front of all true lovers of cinema. Image, which chopped 10 minutes out of JULIET OF THE SPIRITS despite the representations of the packaging, is the Good Times Video of DVD. That they would do such a worthless job for a Fellini film is cause for anger. That they would due this again to Kalazotov is sacrilegous.
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One critic once wrote of the 1957 film version of "Peyton Place" that it was "half masterpiece and half junk". The same can almost be said for I Am Cuba. Long admired by filmmakers such as Scorcese and Coppola, this film to some represents the low-point of Soviet cinema -i.e., anything post-Eisenstein and pre-Tarkovsky- and to others it is a wonderful -if melodramatic- exercise in the technique of "pure cinema": sweeping hand-held camera, ultra-long takes (surely influential on the work of Bela Tarr) and knife-edge chariscouro imagery.
While overtly propagandistic, showing the suffering of decent Cubans at the hands of mainly American "imperialists", the film's technique is dazzling, with brilliantly expressive camerawork and strong performances from all involved. Although the dubbing -there is both Russian and Spanish in there- can be irritating, the story is so effectively visually as to overcome these deficencies. Highly recommended for any fan of how to tell a story with the maximum of show and style.
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By David Grim on Sept. 2 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The film examines the ways the American-backed regime under Bautista affected individual Cubans. The oppressors here are the United Fruit Company, the men of the US Navy, American backed industrialists and military strongmen. The victims are tenant farmer families, poor women and men, as well as young revolutionary students. Instead of analyzing political situations, the film seeks to provide some very emotional human-interest stories. What makes Cuba special, the film suggests, is the ordinary common man and woman who face adversity with courage, hope, desperation and endurance. This is the essence of a people's revolution.
The film is shot in the starkest of Black and White. It's absolutely some of the best cinematography I have ever seen. Of course it is melodramatic, that's what makes it work as propaganda...But the sense and skill of the director elevates this propaganda to the realm of art...This documentary presents images of decadence, insensitivity and callousness. It's 2 hours and 20 minutes of amazingly moving and powerful filmmaking.
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By Matt Lang on May 4 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Es interesante notar que en las cuatro partes de la película "Soy Cuba" se puede ver que el tema está al lado de Castro y contra el gobierno antiguo. Y eso había sido hecho a través de las personas principales como Batista el jefe de la policía, María-Betty, y las prostitutas, etc. También la perspectiva de los personas de los E.E.U.U. es de mala representación. Por ejemplo los soldados estadounidenses que se emborrachan y siguen a la mujer, Gloria, gritando y tocándola. Y los hombres al principio de la película tratan a las prostitutas como si fuera propiedades suyas. Las personas cubanos de la película vienen de vidas diferentes; las prostitutas los estudiantes, los campesinos, etc., y sus luchas para lograr la libertad contra las fuerzas de Batista. Es obvio que el jefe de la policía es una persona central que da una representación mala para dar otro ejemplo negativo del gobierno antiguo de Batista y lo bueno de Castro; por los rumores que Castro estaba muerto muestra las ideas al lado de Castro y contra Batista. Sobre todo la cinematografía de la película(negro y blanco) es increíble con aspectos diferentes de filmar que sirven muy bien para representar qué significa la película. Y si quiere acción "Soy Cuba" tiene bastante para evitar el aburrimiento. La única cosa es que "Soy Cuba" ha sido "dubbed" en ruso y esto podría molestar a algunas personas. Pero más que nada es una película maravillosa y vale la pena verla.
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