I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth Image
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  • Summary: This documentary examines the making of Mikhail Kalatozov's once-banned 1964 masterpiece "I Am Cuba," a celebration of Castro's revolution.
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  1. A fascinating capsule of an era long past.
  2. Interspersing shots from the original film - many of which are justly famous for their power and complexity - with interviews, Mr. Ferraz has produced a welcome piece of historical explication.
  3. 70
    Though it doesn't rise above the cut-and-paste aesthetic of other making-of documentaries, The Siberian Mammoth assembles many members of the disparate Cuban cast and crew, and unearths some rare production photos and footage.
  4. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    50
    Pic's rediscovery in the capitalist U.S., and its reappraisal as a masterpiece of visual pyrotechnics, gives Brazilian documaker Vicente Ferraz's tale an upbeat final twist -- after some mid-film doldrums.
  5. It's all fascinating, but must Kalatozov's careening angel of cinema be laid bare?
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