Julian Schnabel’s lyrical and wounding biographical epic may be the first dramatic feature to take us deep inside the lush, crumbling fortress of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. As the gay novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas, who became a prisoner of the Castro regime, Javier Bardem, wearing a melancholy half-smile as ambiguous as the Mona Lisa’s, carries himself with a mournful, catlike tentativeness. The film zigzags before us in a manner as heady and unpredictable as it must have felt to the man who lived it. A
Genre: Drama; Starring: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Andrea Di Stefano, Diego Luna, Olivier Martinez, Sean Penn; Director: Julian Schnabel; Author: Lazaro Gomez Carriles, Cunningham O'Keefe, Julian Schnabel; Producer (group): Grandview Pictures; Release Date Wide: 01/26/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 125; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Fine Line Features, Warner Home Video
Posted January 19 2001 — 12:00 AM EST
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