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Before Night Falls
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Before Night Falls 2000


From Amazon: Based on the posthumously published memoir by Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls is artist-director Julian Schnabel's second exercise in artist biography, but where Schnabel's earlier film Basquiat was relatively conventional, this film is bolder in both style and execution. Schnabel is perhaps too enamored of his subject as a noble martyr, lending the film a somewhat inflated sense of importance. Still, it's rare to see an artist's life and work so elegantly interwoven, and Before Night Falls uses all of Arenas's life as its canvas, from impoverished youth to lively gay freedom in mid-1950's Cuba;...

Directed By:
No image existsJulian Schnabel
Written By:
No image existsJulian Schnabel
No image existsLazaro Gomez Carilles
No image existsCunningham O'Keefe
Starring:
Javier BardemJavier Bardem
No image existsOlivier Martinez
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
No image existsMichael Wincott
Sean PennSean Penn
No image existsHector Babenco
No image existsNajwa Nimri
No image existsAndrea Di Stefano
No image existsAndrea Di Stefano

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Before Night Falls Movie Review by Jarrod (5/27/2008)

To date, director Julian Schnabel has only made three films; his last was the highly acclaimed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; his debut was a profile of graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, in which David Bowie offered the definitive portrayal of Andy Warhol. Between those two films, he made 'Before Night Falls', a...

(complete Before Night Falls review by Jarrod)


Before Night Falls Movie Review by Movie Addict (1/13/2008)

Reinaldo Arenas: Leonardo da Vinci was homosexual, so was Michelangelo, Socrates, Shakespeare, and almost every other figure that has formed what we have come to understand as beauty.

It is fascinating that the socialist government in Cuba would take the same position as right-wing religious leaders in our country. I am...

(complete Before Night Falls review by Movie Addict)



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