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M{IF} Society of Cinema: Soy Cuba (1964)

Welcome to the M{IF} Society of Cinema's fifth beaming sessions on March 10th 18:00-21:00

In this session we will be watching Soy Cuba, a Cuba-Soviet political film made in 1964 which has seen a revival due to its astonishing direction and cinematography. Though there were countless didactic films like it made during the 1960's, Soy Cuba has stood the test of time and become a must see for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. 

18:00-18:30 Hangout

18:30-21:00 Soy Cuba (1964) 

Heralded today as one of the most stunning feats in the use of cinematic techniques, Soy Cuba did not receive acclaim upon release. It was heavily criticized by Cubans for indulging in stereotypical imagery of the locals, and criticized in Moscow for being too sympathetic to the bourgeois. As a result it was deemed insufficiently revolutionary, and fell into obscurity.  

It wasn't until after the collapse of the USSR in the nineties that the film began finding an appreciative audience, thanks to a screening in 1992 organized by Cuban Novelist Guillermo Cabrera Infante at the Telluride Film Festival, and another screening at the The San Francisco International Film Festival in 1993.

Language: film in Spanish with English Subtitles


The M{IF} Society of Cinema is a part of the Museum of Impossible Forms and is both a platform and space for watching films and making cinema.