Sunday, October 18, 2009

Paraiso / Director's Cut / Presented on Oct 23, 24 & 25th at The Miami Beach Cinematheque

Paraiso by Leon Ichaso (the final cut)

Five special sold out presentations of the new cut of the film were shown at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Oct 23, 24 and 25th, followed by sessions of Q&A.

By Ziva Sahl, on October 16, 2009, at 12:46 pm

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival presented Leon Ichaso's Paraíso, a brilliant stunning film shot with a crew of only ten for the astounding low budget of $30,000. It's a provocative Cuban exile drama framed around the story of Ivan, newly arrived by raft and his adjustment to life in Miami's exile community. Always controversial, Ichaso's Ivan has a dark side, caused by years of hustling to survive in Cuba's inhumane, repressive society, the film is brutally unsparing in its portrait of the Revolution's "New Man." Highly recommended.

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