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Cuba Feliz (2002)

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Seventy-six-year-old Cuban street musician Miguel Del Morales, known as El Gallo (The Rooster), travels around Cuba with his guitar, making music in the homes of friends, in bars, and on street corners, in courtyards and stairwells. His rich voice, colored by a lifetime of cigarettes and rum, weathered by the sun and rain, bespeaks the joys and sufferings of his countrymen. An urban troubadour, Del Morales has been called "a living memory of Cuban bolero."
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Pyramide Distribution

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Critic Reviews for Cuba Feliz

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

A quasi-documentary by French filmmaker Karim Dridi that celebrates the hardy spirit of Cuban music.

October 17, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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A grittily beautiful film that looks, sounds, and feels more like an extended, open-ended poem than a traditionally structured story.

Full Review… | August 22, 2002
Boston Globe
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While the performances are often engaging, this loose collection of largely improvised numbers would probably have worked better as a one-hour TV documentary.

June 13, 2002
New York Post
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In painting an unabashedly romantic picture of a nation whose songs spring directly from the lives of the people, the movie exalts the Marxian dream of honest working folk, with little to show for their labor, living harmoniously, joined in song.

June 12, 2002
New York Times
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Frustratingly, Dridi tells us nothing about El Gallo other than what emerges through his music.

Full Review… | June 11, 2002
Village Voice
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Falls short in explaining the music and its roots.

Full Review… | June 15, 2002
Film Journal International

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