SOY CUBA

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SOY CUBA

ICH BIN KUBA

Mikhail Kalatozov
Kuba/UdSSR, 1964
Fiction, 140min, Omd/fU

SOY CUBA

Mikhail Kalatozov
Kuba/UdSSR, 1964
Fiction, 140min, Omd/fU

Cast: 
Luz Maria Collazo
José Gallardo
Raul Garcia
Sergio Corrieri
Screenplay: 
Enrique Pineda Barnet
Yevgeni Yevtushenko
Sound: 
Vladlen Sharun
Camera: 
Sergei Urusevsky
Editor: 
Nina Glagoleva
Composer: 
Carlos Fariñas
Decoration: 
Yevgeni Svidetelev
Costume: 
René Portocarrero

Production: 
ICAIC Calle 23#1155, Vedado Havanna, Kuba T 537 301 548, F 537 333 078 und Mosfilm
World Sales: 
ICAIC Calle 23#1155, Vedado Havanna, Kuba T 537 301 548, F 537 333 078 und Mosfilm
Distribution in Austria: 
Cinematograph Filmverleih Innrain 37a 6020 Innsbruck T 512 56 04 70 cinematograph@tirolkultur.at
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
Restaurierte Kopie

Rarely shown in the United States, impossible to be seen in Cuba, and scorned in Russia as agit-prop kitsch, Soy Cuba was made in 1962 as an act of Soviet-Cuban friendship. Yevgeny Yevtushenko gets credit for the films poetic structure a loose series of choreographed tableaux. From first shot to last, a staggering visual experience comparable to Eisenstein and von Sternberg in its expressive, almost experimental, black and white cinematography. It is also deliriously one-of-a-kind movie, wildly schizophrenic in its bizarre mix of Slavic solemnity and Latin sensuality.