Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A post-postmodern hybrid, part thriller, part drama, part existencial romance, Paraiso is a film that eschews stereotypes. Ichaso explores generational as well as class divides within the Cuban exile community seldom addressed in film. Is the American dream possible for those who arrived a little too late? Ichaso avoids didacticism for raw authencity, to the point of even challenging the very possibility of full integration ever, in a 'land with a future' that waits for no one.Shot on a 'Cuban coffee budget', the film explodes with heart, color, music and a desperate tale seldom brought to the screen before. A Miami of no return, where freedom is murder.


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