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Guava Island (2019)

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A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

Director:

Hiro Murai

Writers:

Donald Glover (story by), Stephen Glover (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Glover ... Deni Maroon
Rihanna ... Kofi Novia
Letitia Wright ... Yara Love
Nonso Anozie ... Red Cargo
Alan Jael Velázquez Abreu Alan Jael Velázquez Abreu ... Kito
Renny Arozarena Renny Arozarena ... Butcher
Betiza Bistmark Calderón Betiza Bistmark Calderón ... Emani Dune
Michael Ricardo Crespo Cardenas Michael Ricardo Crespo Cardenas ... Deni's Assassin
Barbara Janet Martinez Barbara Janet Martinez ... Shopkeeper Woman
Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado ... Dodo
Pedro Julio Diaz Pedro Julio Diaz ... Deni's Neighbor
Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran ... Deni's Neighbor
Adrián Cisneros Flores Adrián Cisneros Flores ... Fish Seller
Talia Gómez Talia Gómez ... Red's Secretary
Victor Manuel Correa Magueira Victor Manuel Correa Magueira ... Red's Chauffeur
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A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

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Comedy | Music | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guava Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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New Regency Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered after Childish Gambino's April 12th, 2019 Coachella set on Amazon Prime See more »

Goofs

During the "This is America" scene, Deni Maroon is seen with a coworker at the docks. When the coworker gets on the payphone, there are no dancers in the background. Then they appear, disappear, and reappear again behind Deni. See more »

Quotes

Kofi Novia: We got our day.
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References Dancer in the Dark (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Magic
Written by Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson
Produced by Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson
Performed by Donald Glover (as Childish Gambino)
Childish Gambino appears courtesy of Wolf & Rothstein/RCA Records
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Great movie compensates for avarage writting with other great elements.
13 April 2019 | by Escobar512See all my reviews

I thought that the writing was pretty much average, but in this case, and knowing Gambino´s work as well as Murai's, I can tell that this is case in which quality of the story can be overshadowed by excellent direction and photography as well as an ambitious way to merge Gambino's music with the story itself.

It puts you in a pretty relaxing tropical vibe throughout all 55 minutes of runtime (which I find an excellent format to make movie, I would like to see more short films like this), and of course Gambino's always quirky characters makes you rapidly fall for him and his dreams.

Some things were predictable in the way the story was told, others didn't make much sense to me, but I find it to be an entertaining movie that brings you some joy and offers you a refreshing experience in the greater scheme of cinema.


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