Motherland or Death
- RUSSIA / 2011 / Spanish / Color / 99 min
Director: Vitaly Mansky
What does one imagine when they think of Cuba? It is hard to find any other country where the discrepancy between people’s imaginations and reality is as huge. For more than 50 years the state has been following the battle-cry of the revolution—“Patria o Muerte,” Motherland or Death. This film lyrically depicts people who were born before the revolution and now are coming closer to the end of their lives, when it becomes clear that for them “Motherland” equals “Death.” The director is Vitaly Mansky, whose Private Chronicles. Monologue was screened at the YIDFF 2001, and Wild, Wild Beach was screened at the YIDFF 2007.