Life is to Whistle (1998)

  |  Comedy, Drama, Music

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Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God ... See full summary »


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31 March 2005 | juha-varto-1
| poetic yet full of life and real people
This films shows how political censorship enriches artists' imagination and visual language and the entire narrative needed in cinema. Perez was not able to say IT aloud and therefore he says it with beautiful metaphors. People in film have severe attacks of yawn, lustful fantasies and fainting. These are no signs of fatigue or desire but of things not having space enough to become true in a totalitarian society. There are words and ideas not being said aloud anymore: freedom, love; as also those which struck us like hammer on head: sex, hypocrisy, life-lies. People have their strategies to survive until the day someone says it aloud.

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Comedy | Drama | Music


Release Date:

18 June 1999



Country of Origin

Cuba, Spain

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,846 9 January 2000

Gross USA:


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