I Am Cuba

I Am Cuba ★★★★½

The opening scene brings us a beachside beauty contest full of beautiful girls parading around and being applauded for being, well, beautiful, and sets the mood for what is truly a stunningly attractive film. Close up shots of local characters and American 'visitors' stretch deep inside the personalities of the people with the romantic beat of the rumba pushing along.

The pace of the film, the camera movement and lighting bring a feeling of oppressive heat and passion to proceedings, and its not long before you get completely lost inside the humid tropicana of 50's Cuba.

Chock full of nationalist political rhetoric, Soy Cuba captures the emotion of a country in turmoil during a shift in power from Batista's late 50's Cuba to Communist rule under Fidel Castro following the revolution. If only they knew what lay ahead.

Graham Williamson wrote a deep and insightful review of this film to which I don't think I can add much more, so I'll leave this here for you to enjoy. Great job mate.

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