It is such a fun film to watch. Cuba is a wonderful place and its people are always noticeable because of its fun and kind attitude. In this film with photos, the music they play one gets to see how this country even though their people has passed through a lot have still happy no matter what.
The editing during the music sequences was indeed superb and really expressed a feeling of hope and joy. The lack of pretense towards a collaboration (a la Rouche) was refreshing - there was no suggestion that this was the Cubans speaking for themselves, it was obviously an outsider speaking to and about them in a rather informal way (not a sociological gaze). At times the repetition of images made it feel smaller.
Cuba is so heavily cultured and they share love with their own people. It's a beautiful thing to see as its shown through pictures and music. Everything was great the history, the story telling, the photographs. Those are really what made it magic. There is magic within the cuban culture, and learning about it added little more to my own magic. Although short, it was very informative, glad I chose this one!
Who needs long films when you can have this. It was so beautifully done. All the faces were incredible, the stories they could tell. The music was amazing. It just really transported me. On a superficial note: have you seen the bodies of these girls? Kardashians who?
It’s an interesting watch. To see Cuban history through the eyes of someone French. I like the use of the still pictures and how on some occasions they would sync up with the music that’s playing in the background. I like how there’s two narrators, male and female, it feels like there’s a balance to the tone. The documentary had some elements that were showed that went well together like the music and the socialism.
Imagine being invited to look and listen to the travel stories of one of the sweetest and kindest cinematic souls - or the 'godmother' of French New Wave as Mubi says. Imagine being shown inside the soul of a curious observer. Imagine watching a film about Cuba in the Sixties and not dwelling on politics but focusing on life and the people and the joy and the dancing and the girls and the music and living for life.