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Life Is To Whistle (1998)
Starring: Rolando Brito, Luis Alberto Garcia, Bebe Perez, Joan Manuel Reyes, Claudia Rojas, Isabel Santos, Coralia Veloz
Director: Fernando Perez
Category: Foreign, Avant Garde
Studio: New Yorker
106 mins



A Cuban blend of visual flair, absurdist humor and mystical realism, set to the pulsating music of Bola de Nieve and Benny More.

In the tradition of great Cuban films such as Buena Vista Social Club, Strawberry and Chocolate and Guantanemera comes this exuberant valentine to Cuba and it's people.

Combining surrealism, humor and insightful drama, Life is to Whistle alternates between the romantic mishaps of three troubled people living in Havana: Mariana, a lusty young ballerina who takes a soon-to-be regrettable vow of chastity to land a coveted role; Hunky musician Elpido, a modern-day buccaneer who steals the wallets and the hearts of visiting tourists; and Julia, a sensitive social worker who literally faints at the very mention of the word sex. As they converge towards a momentous finale, the three lost souls interlock while reaching towards reconciliation, inclusion and healing.

A magical blend of intriguing visuals and powerful music, Life is To Whistle is a charming life-affirming film about the ever-present search for happiness.