An homage from Serra to one of his idols, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, shot in a nightclub full of characters that resemble the ones of Fassbinder films. The title comes from the favourite drink of “Beware of the Holy Whore” characters.
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Like the bulk of Serra's work, this short kinda mobilizes a single idea, one that is slightly odd and definitely kinda funny, in so doing producing commanding art of a somewhat matter-of-fact nature. CUBA LIBRE is definitely a little silly. It produced from me a grin that remained present for most of the duration. But there is awe here as well. At the end of the day, this is a weirdly epic little concert movie.