Replies: 7 - Last Post: May 6, 2012 7:29 PM Last Post By: peloblanco
May 5, 2012 4:01 PM
May 5, 2012 5:43 PM
1"La Lista Espera" humorous and at the same time shows you the transportation situation and it's quirky side; "Strawberry and Chocolate" -the changing face of Cuba vis-a vis homosexuality; "Guantanamera"-again humorous and shows the effort in getting a corpse from Santiago de Cuba to Havana and the brownie points one can aspire towards and our favourite: "Miel paraor Por Ochum" - the odyssey that a cuban-american must endure to find his long-lost mother after the revolution. Covers many aspects of current cuban society. There are also some classics, some of which are pre-'58. Pm me if you want the titles as I would have to dig up the titles. Bonne chance!
May 5, 2012 6:09 PM
May 5, 2012 9:37 PM
3My absolute favorite, although from many years ago.........
Quien diablo es Juliette
The musical background alone was enough, but the enchanting way it juxtaposed so much of what is just "odd" about the Cuban culture left me spellbound.
May 6, 2012 11:34 AM
4the Cuban film that I believe gives the best insight into Cuban life is called Barrio Cuba, with several of the best actors in feature roles as well as one of the main telenovella actresses.... this is not like "La Lista" or "Fresas y Chocolat" mentioned above, but is more like a series of small telenovella (soap opera) vignettes all rolled into one film. As far as capturing life in Cuba, none better IMHO.....
May 6, 2012 4:42 PM
May 6, 2012 7:22 PM
6A contemporary favorite of mine, available for free and online over at YouTube is HavanaStation. Although it is only available there in Spanish, your command of the language doesn't need to be that extensive. The two protagonists, only 12 years of age, deliver absolutely stunning and convincing performances. I enjoyed it as much as the older (circa late 1990's/early 2000's) Lista de Espera.
May 6, 2012 7:29 PM