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CUBAN REVOLUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
CUBAN REVOLUTION: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK


 
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Cuban director Jorge Ulla chronicles the effects of Castro's Revolution from the outside in these two compelling films. Seen through the eyes of a dismally naive peasant who falls in love with a Havana chorus girl, Guaguasi (Dominican Republic, 1979, 107 mins.) is a mesmerizing view of the Cuban Revolution. As this absurd romance is orchestrated and betrayed by Guaguasi's mentor, the dramatic elements of a love triangle emerge as a compelling metaphor for a country in transition. "Beautiful, humane, and undogmatic...A moving and disturbing story of sexual innocence and corruption" (Susan Sontag). Later with Nobody Listened (USA, 1988, 117 mins.), co-directed by Nestor Almendros, the brutal methods employed by Castro's government to maintain a stronghold on the Cuban population are chronicled in this revelatory documentary. Former Castro comrades and Communist party leaders, writers, intellectuals, and supporters of fallen Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista testify to the ill treatment they received at the hands of Cuba's police force. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Jorge Ulla---Dominican Republic/USA---1979/1988---224 mins.