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Salut les Cubains
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SALUT LES CUBAINS

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, 1963
Animation, Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Cuba, 1963. Four years after Fidel Castro has come into power, Agnès Varda arrives in the country—with a camera in hand—and documents its buzzing post-revolution culture and society. Back in Paris, Varda assembles over 1,800 photographs into a rhythmic photo montage—narrating it with Michel Piccoli.

Synopsis

Cuba, 1963. Four years after Fidel Castro has come into power, Agnès Varda arrives in the country—with a camera in hand—and documents its buzzing post-revolution culture and society. Back in Paris, Varda assembles over 1,800 photographs into a rhythmic photo montage—narrating it with Michel Piccoli.

Our take

Four years after the Cuban Revolution, Agnès Varda visited the island to record its undergoing change. She came back with 1,800 photographs, turning them into a joyful, energetic film that testifies to the impact of the revolution, while traversing the boundaries between cinema and photography.