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Before Night Falls (Antes que anochezca) (2001)

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Olatz Lopez Garmendia Olatz Lopez Garmendia
Reinaldo's Mother
Giovanni Florido Giovanni Florido
Young Reinaldo
Loló Navarro Loló Navarro
Reinaldo's Grandmother
Carmen Beato Carmen Beato
Teacher
Cy Schnabel Cy Schnabel
Smallest School Child
Vito Maria Schnabel Vito Maria Schnabel
Teenage Reinaldo
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Reinaldo's Grandfather
Diego Luna Diego Luna
Carlos


Written by
Julian Schnabel Julian Schnabel
(written by)


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A good movie

4 years, 4 months ago at Oct 26 11:24
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. I actually saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Anyway, the tricky thing about this movie is that I had no idea who the hell was Reinaldo Arenas before watching the damned thing. On top of that, Arenas was a poet and this Art is probably the most difficult to brin... read more
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Description: Before Night Falls is a touching screen adaptation of the autobiography of gay Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas that convincingly shows how freedom is the air that writers must breathe in order to fully express their creative souls. Through extreme rises and falls—impoverished youth to lively gay freedom in mid-1950's Cuba; imprisonment during Castro's antigay regime; moving to New York City in 1980; followed by a battle with AIDS and subsequent suicide in 1990—Arenas is always writing, his typewriter his most faithful lover and weapon against the dark forces that surround him. Director Julian Schnabel uses his ... (more)
Release date: 9 February 2001
UPC: 794043525124
Tags: Drama (12), Cuba (8), Biography (7), Poetry (6), Prison (6), 2000s (6), Revolution (5), Aids (5), Straw (4), 2000 (4), Johnny Depp (4), Gay (3), Oscar Nominee (3), Gay Interest (3), Independent Film (3), Gay Bashing (3), Writers (3), Typewriter (3), Cross Dresser (3)
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“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. I actually saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Anyway, the tricky thing about this movie is that I had no idea who the hell was Reinaldo Arenas before watching the damned thing. On top of that, Arenas was a poet and this Art is probably the most difficult to bring up into a movie, in the contrary to music or painting. Still, Javier Bardem was really impressive and this movie would launch his international career resulting in an Academy Award for his part in ‘No Country for Old Men’. Concerning Julian Schnabel, who was himself a major artist in the 80’s , it seems that he had decided to make only biopics focusing on other artists like this one. Event” read more

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