Waiting For Fidel / Late Night Talks With Mother / Voyage In Time (3 Pack)
Waiting For Fidel
A young filmmaker travels to Cuba with the former premier of Newfoundland and a prominent Canadian broadcaster to make a film about Fidel Castro. In Havana, they are chauffeured around the country by important Cubans, who promise them access to Castro. Day after day, the hopeful party waits; but day after day, Fidel remains just out of reach...
From filmmaker Michael Rubbo comes this landmark documentary about a party of Canadians determined to meet Fidel Castro. As Rubbo and his group visit schools, housing developments, and the infamous Bay of Pigs, they argue about politics, life, and the merits of their mission. Meanwhile, the Cuban leader remains ever elusive.
More a personal journey than a fact-filled documentary, Waiting For Fidel records each step of this wayward quest to meet Castro, including the role of the filmmaker. Director Rubbo's decision to appear on-camera and interact with the participants went against documentary traditions, resulting in a freewheeling, groundbreaking film that has inspired filmmakers Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine, Roger And Me) and Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac).
Waiting For Fidel offers a rare look at Cuba, a unique twist on the documentary format, and an entertaining chronicle of Rubbo's misadventure.
Late Night Talks With Mother
More cinematic confession than documentary, this unique film finds director Jan Nemec revisiting his life as he unravels the threads of his difficult relationship with his mother, who has been dead many years. In an imaginary dialogue with her, he interweaves episodes from his personal life with major events of the 20th century.
The legendary Czech filmmaker (Oratorio for Prague, Report on the Party and the Guests) whose often-banned films challenged the political status quo now uses the latest in video technology to rework the personal documentary into a tour de of self-examination. Late Night Talks with Mother is a brilliant formalistic experiment that is both provocative and moving.
More confession than traditional documentary, Late Night Talks With Mother finds Czech New Wave director Jan Nemec revisiting his life as he unravels the threads of his difficult relationship with his mother.
Voyage In Time
In 1982, celebrated Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky was at a crossroads in his life. Unable to work in his homeland because of censorship and separated from his family, he traveled to Italy to begin work on a new film. Voyage In Time captures Tarkovsky at his most vulnerable, trapped between two worlds, facing an uncertain future.
Well known but almost never seen, Voyage In Time is at once diary and documentary, travelogue and art film, an inspiration and a revelation.