Javier Argüelles, an opportunistic young man from Cuban middle class, survives all kind of political changes in Havana, from 1932 to 1959, while his brother Darío is persecuted and killed ... See full summary »
When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures... See full summary »
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Although absolutely stilted with soap opera clichés and dialogue, the best thing I found about this film was it's lush cinematography. Livio Delgado certainly knows how to light and shoot people to startling effect. As for the story, well, An unhappily married woman finds solace with her cousin while her husband fools around with the maid, meanwhile, a family battle is brewing about their soon-to-be-dead mother's estate. The dialogue is NOTHING you would hear from anyone's mouth except in movies like this, people talking religion vs the state, liberals vs conservativism... in love scenes! It's alright, if you can get past the stilted dialogue and whatnot :)
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