The Sugar Curtain (El Telon de azucar) Reviews

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 30, 2009
Steeped in a profound melancholy, disillusionment and deep love of country, The Sugar Curtain is a wistful ode to a Cuba that, like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, existed only in the imagination.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2007
The filmmaker's bittersweet reflections on her own former idealism form the philosophical heart of the film, which is less judgmental than simply sorrowful in its nostalgia for a lost society.
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Raven Snook
Time Out
July 26, 2007
Although the film fails to reveal anything new about the country's current crisis or the Cuban diaspora, it's a bittersweet tribute to what could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 25, 2007
The Sugar Curtain is a pensive valentine to literacy programs and childhood idealism left in the ashes of broken families and an economically bifurcated society.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
July 24, 2007
Guzmán Urzúa understands that to be Cuban is to be conflicted.
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Deborah Young
Variety
October 14, 2006
The even-handed film is sympathetic to the Cuban revolution in its initial stages, then slowly swings around to reveal the 'skeleton of a dream' that the society has become.