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Aro Favourite I am Cuba


Russian Federation 1964, 140 minutes
Dir. Mikhail Kalatozov
In Spanish, Russian with English subtitles
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Sociology, Propaganda

Topics: Period 1960s.


Aroview: One of the most renowned documentaries of the 1960s, this poetic evocation of Cuba under Batista is today notable for both its quaint politics and feverish rush of black-and-white cinematography.

Made after Castro's revolution with the help of Soviet filmmakers, this summarises the peasant's rise against American oppression and subsequent revolution, a message intriguingly at odds with the hedonism of its imagery. Partially scripted by Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Cuban novelist Enrique Pineda Barnet.

NZ International Film Festival 1994

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  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired

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