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The Sugar Curtain (El Telon de azucar) Reviews

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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 24, 2007
Guzmán Urzúa understands that to be Cuban is to be conflicted.
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.