Picks and Pans Review: Guantanamera
Carlos Cruz, Mirtha Ibarra, Jorge Perugorria
A lively comedy (with subtitles) from Cuba, Guantanamera doubles as a tasty travelogue. While driving halfway across the island nation with the corpse of a relative they're transporting for burial, an overbearing bureaucrat (Cruz) and his wife (Ibarra), a university professor, keep crossing paths with a handsome trucker (Perugorria). Once a pupil of the wife's, he dropped out of college shortly after sending her a love letter. The trip turns into a journey of self-discovery for all three, but for American viewers it also offers fascinating, documentary-like glimpses of contemporary Cuba, a land where dollars are the currency of choice and restaurants are always out of food. (Not rated)
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