Although this will not appeal to all movie fans, it will to those who love reading and even more those who enjoy postmodernist novels. I haven't read Carpentier's novel, but on the evidence of this film I very much would. This is about the educational visit of an 18th century southern lord (Cuban I think) to Europe, who wishes to pay homage to the great continental tradition of culture which he's absorbed through reading so far. Reality is often very surprising. The main character will not only travel and live an adventure through a number of European countries but also through ages, reaching modern times and expanding his love of music (classical, so far) to jazz. A magic tale (maybe about the universal appeal of art) magically told by all concerned, actors, director, designers and photography alike. 9 out of 10 - a breath of fresh air.
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