I AM CUBA: The Deluxe DVD Edition (Soy Cuba) | Milestone Films
I AM CUBA: The Deluxe DVD Edition (Soy Cuba)
I AM CUBA: The Deluxe DVD Edition (Soy Cuba) I AM CUBA: The Deluxe DVD Edition (Soy Cuba)

I AM CUBA: The Deluxe DVD Edition (Soy Cuba)

 

Started only a week after the Cuban missile crisis and designed to be Cuba’s answer to both Sergei Eisenstein’s propaganda masterpiece, Potemkin and Jean-Luc Godard’s freewheeling romance, Breathless, I Am Cuba turned out to be something quite unique — a wildly schizophrenic celebration of Communist kitsch, mixing Slavic solemnity with Latin sensuality. The plot, or rather plots, feverishly explore the seductive, decadent (and marvelously photogenic) world of Batista’s Cuba — deliriously juxtaposing images of rich Americans and bikini-clad beauties sipping cocktails poolside with scenes of ramshackle slums filled with hungry children and gaunt old people. Using wide-angle lenses that distort and magnify and filters that transform palm trees into giant white feathers, Urusevsky’s acrobatic camera achieves wild gravity-defying angles as it glides effortlessly through long continuous shots. But I Am Cuba is not just a catalog of bravura technique — it also succeeds in exploring the innermost feelings of the characters and their often desperate situations. Shown unsubtitled at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I Am Cuba received two standing ovations — during the screening. The first movie ever jointly presented by master filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, I Am Cuba is one of the great discoveries in cinema. It will change your view of cinema forever!

The ultimate box edition is a three-disc box set featuring a high-def master of an original fine-grain master, both the Spanish and Russian-overdub soundtracks, the feature documentaries The Siberian Mammoth and Film about Mikhail Kalatozov, video interviews with Martin Scorsese and script-writer/poet Yevgeney Yevtushenko, the original American trailer, a full-length booklet — and more!

Also available in 16mm and 35mm prints for theatrical and nontheatrical screenings. Contact Milestone for price and availability!

This DVD is also available for Institutional Purchase, which includes public performance rights and a 3-year streaming license. Please search for I AM CUBA and click on Institutional DVD.



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