The language is coarse, but then again so is the reality. Charles Lane, quoting a character in the runaway Cuban film festival hit “Una Noche”, writes in the Washington Post: “There only two things to do in Cuba: sweat and f—”.
The character continues by painting the grim reality that Cubans are living under Raul Castro’s piecemeal capitalism, and the lengths that ordinary Cubans have to go in order to eke out a living.
At the same time, the film recounts the recent cholera epidemics that have been sweeping the country, an affront to a revered public health system that hosted Hugo Chavez when he was ill and that has been exporting doctors to Brazil.
This being New York and not Washington, I chose to see the film’s grittier cousin “La Partida” at Lincoln Center last weekend. This movie, about callboys, love and Spanish…
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