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Barrio Cuba (2005)

 |  Drama  |  13 July 2007 (Spain)
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Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and ... See full summary »

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Jorge Perugorría
Isabel Santos
Mario Limonta
Adela Legrá
Luisa María Jiménez
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Over several years, we follow three households and their emotions in a barrio of Havana. Magalis is a nurse, rarely happy. An older man, Ignacio, professes his love for her; her father and her brother quarrel over her brother's sexual orientation; she thinks about leaving Cuba. Santo's wife Maria is expecting their first child. Tragedy strikes and Santo leaves, drowning sorrows in alcohol and crime while his son grows up in the care of an aunt wondering where dad is. Vivian and Chino are in love, passionate, but childless. The pressures of a society that demands grandchildren strain their relationship. She tries prayer. Fathers embrace their children. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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the least of my brothers
26 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a film about the vicissitudes of revolutionary Cuba made by a revolutionary without dollars, but with raw talent. it shows that Cubans endure. solas is a master cineasta. his "lucia" is a masterpiece of world cinema. his epic full length version of "el siglo de las luces", is one of the great little known masterpieces of history as cinema. his last two films were made on a low budget, and he relaunched the aesthetic of imperfect cinema, calling it "el cine pobre". his film "un hombre de exito" made in 1985, told a story that transpires over 3 decades of a Cuban family torn apart by dictatorship and revolution. andy garcia's "lost city" appears inauthentic compared to this narrative. rest in peace maestro solas.


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