I Am Cuba
Given recent events, this apologia for revolution set in impoverished, oppressed pre-Castro Cuba may benefit from its video timing. Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov and cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky have created a visual phantasmagoria in the form of four succinct, allegorical stories of prostitutes and peasants, students and the downtrodden. The black-and-white dynamism would be best appreciated on the big screen, but I Am Cuba is not one to pass up in any format. It is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.