I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) Movie
|Date: Jan 18, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm|
Movie at the Speed Art Cinema
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, cinematographer Sergey Urusevsky’s acrobatic camera achieves wild gravity-defying angles as it glides effortlessly through long continuous shots. 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.