Walter, an aspiring musician from Madrid, has a lot of troubles. After finding a videotape, he learns something which will alter his whole life, and put his Madrid problems on hold. In the ... See full summary »
Twenty two years ago, an arid, volcanic and island paradise nestled in the middle of the South Atlantic, a nine year old boy was separated from his sister. The mother, fearful of a ... See full summary »
Daniel de Oliveira,
It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea,
Juan Carlos Tabío
After two years in jail, El Isleño returns to the island of La Fe, ruled by the dictator Francisco Gavilán. He arrives with a cinematograph and exhibits "Robin Hood" to the people. The next... See full summary »
Juan Carlos Tabío
Luis Alberto García,
Not up the standards of the director, Aunque Estes Lejos is a passable divertiment, that wants to criticize stereotypes in Cuban films but ends up falling into their trap. The ending feels contrived as if they were striving to be clever or original, being neither.
Juan Carlos Tabio's best solo efforts are still "Se Permuta" and "Plaff". In this film as with many Cuban film, it is obvious the presence of Spanish investors, who always want co- productions that show the "local flavor" of Cuba: Ex: The dancing mulatas, music, heat, etc. This is a film about film-making that tries to criticize that problem, but ends up being superficial, if still mildly enjoyable.
Still it is far better that most of the usual Cuban-Spanish co-productions.
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