Seminal Image #707


Soy Cuba
(I Am Cuba)
(Mikhail Kalatozov; 1964)

Guest Contributor: Jeff Duncanson

4 comments:

Richard Gibson said...

Confession time - I've never seen this but heard a lot about it quite recently. Recommended?

Jeff Duncanson said...

Absolutely - The film is really just a sappy valentine to Communism, but the imagery is just out of this world, from start to finish.

swac said...

Jeff...how did you narrow it down to just one image?

Jeff Duncanson said...

Yeah, I know...you could almost literally do a random screen capture and get something special. This one, however is my favorite, with the way the camera pans up and away, and with the overcast sky and the pounding surf. Sheer poetry.