Mikhail KalatozovSergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo
Cuba / Soviet Union / 1964 / Spanish / 142 minutes / DCP
A classic film of a class-rejecting moment that was transported from balmy Cuba to a Soviet deep freeze for decades. Four stories argue the necessity of revolution as much as the Revolution itself, attempting to portray ordinary Cubans, yet caught, paradoxically, in the myths and stereotypes of the Marxist struggle. Yet, Kalatozov sought to revolutionize form as well as society, and his stunning visuals led to a Hollywood rediscovery and restoration ironically distanced from the revolutionary fervor of its origins.