"Life Is to Whistle"
Directed by Fernando Perez
vibrant, Life Is to Whistle weaves a tale of mystical realism
surrounding three characters in an allegory of life in Castro's Cuba. Three
orphans are torn between passion and repression as they act out the stories
shared by a magical narrator. "Its surrealist imagery, inspired by Magritte
paintings, lends it a thread of visual zaniness...the throbbing music of
Bola de Nieve and Benny More, which punctuates the film, makes its erotic
pulse race even faster" (Stephen Holden, The New York Times). Spanish
with English subtitles. 106 minutes.