Documentary about Fidel Castro, covering 40 years of Cuban Revolution. Rare Fidel Castro footage: he appears swimming with a bodyguard, visiting his childhood home and school, playing with ... See full summary »
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba.
It has been suggested that Michael Moore was inspired by the format of "Waiting for Fidel" when he made Roger & Me (1989) which is about Moore waiting to get in to see Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors. See more »
While taking film in university I had the good fortune of having this documentary recommended to me. The director Michael Rubbo goes to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro. The meeting never occurs, hence the title. While most directors may have scrapped the project Rubbo instead creates a interesting and eye-opening documentary on Cuba. The film doesn't take a pro- or anti- Castro stance. Instead it shows you how life is lived on both sides of the fence. Highly recommended documentary for both those interested in this particular film style and interested in being better educated on Cuba. Waiting for Fidel rates an 8 out of 10.
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