Tatis style seems like a major blueprint for the offbeat charm (a tough word not to use with Tati) found in Jeunet (& Caro) movies, Sylvan Chomet movies (who used Tatis likeness in a wonderful movie called The Illusionist), and of course, Mr.
The Sentinel 2/26/18
Once our protagonist begins to settle into her new quarters, she encounters a blind old priest who stares out of a window all day, and some fun eccentrics who love animals and communal masturbation, respectively.
So, its been considered historically significant for a long time, and then a sizable chunk of new footage was uncovered a decade ago.
I Am Cuba 5/22/17
The movie goes out of its way to juxtapose the two sides of Cuba: urban and rural, or rich and poor.
Los Olvidados 5/22/17
The movie may be trying the show the commonality of alcohol being used as means to drown out the stress of poverty and broken kinships.