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Julio Medem (segment)
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30 May 2012 (France) See more »
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Josh Hutcherson ... Teddy (segment "El Yuma")
Vladimir Cruz ... Angelito (segments "El Yuma" - "La tentación de Cecilia" and "Dulce amargo")
Magali Wilson ... Cambista (segment "El Yuma")
Daisy Granados ... Delia (segment "El Yuma")
Claudia Muniz ... Norka
Luis Alberto García ... Barman en Bar Silvia (segment "El Yuma")
Jorge Enrique Caballero ... Armando (segment "El Yuma")
Felix Beatón ... Cliente Bar Silvia (segment "El Yuma") / Compañero (segment "Jam Session")
Yunet Guerra ... Marta (Novia de Angelito) (segment "El Yuma")
Laura De la Uz ... Rosa (Amiga de Novia de Angelito) (segment "El Yuma")
Rebeca Proenza ... Rebeca (segment "El Yuma")
Andros Perugorría ... Hombre Gay (Ramoncito) (segment "El Yuma" and "Dulce amargo")
Alberto Espósito ... Sabrina (segment "El Yuma")
Dunia Matos ... Muchacha Guapa Barra Rogelito (segment "El Yuma") / Amiga (segment "Ritual")
Manuel Porto ... Jefe de Hotel (segment "El Yuma")
David Hernández Izaguirre ... Portero Hotel (segment "El Yuma")

Emir Kusturica ... Actor (segment "Jam Session")
Alexander Abreu ... Chófer (segment "Jam Session")
Marianela Pupo ... Asistente (segment "Jam Session") (as Arianela Pupo)
Miriam Learra ... Mujer (segment "Jam Session")
Enriquito Núñez Rodríguez ... Productor de Cine (segment "Jam Session") / Felipe(segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
Diosmaris Campos ... Hija del Chófer (segment "Jam Session")
Melvis Santa Estevez ... Mujer 1 / Cecilia (segment "Jam Session" - "La Tentación de Cecilia" and "Dulce amargo" (as Melvis Estévez)
Aide Pulgarón ... Abuela (segment "Jam Session")
Yarisma Guerra ... Esposa (segment "Jam Session")
Andi Ramos ... Hijo del Chófer (segment "Jam Session")
Yanet de la Caridad ... Adolescente (segment "Jam Session")

Daniel Brühl ... Leonardo (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
Leonardo Benítez ... José (segment "La tentación de Cecilia") (as Leo Benítez)
Guillermo 'Rubalcaba' Gonzáles ... Pianista (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")

Elia Suleiman ... Himself (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Irene del Valle ... Camarera Hotel (segment "Diary of a Beginner")

Sebastián Barriuso ... Conductor Elia Suleiman (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Álvaro Longoria ... Hombre Turista Entrada (segment "Diary of a Beginner") (as Alvaro Longoria)
Ruth Bermudo ... Mujer Turista Entrada (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Mohamed Yousef Kazzaz ... (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Mayra Andrade ... Mujer Floridita (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Andrés Pérez ... Payaso Zoo (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Cristela de la Caridad Herrera ... Chica (segment "Ritual")
Othello Rensoli ... Babalao (segments "Ritual" and "La Fuente")
Alberto Arceo Kindeland ... El Padre (segment "Ritual")
Monica Guardado ... La Madre (segment "Ritual") (as Mónica Guardado)
Mirta Ibarra ... Mirta (segment "Dulce amargo")
Jorge Perugorría ... Daniel (segment "Dulce amargo")
Beatriz Dorta ... Yésica (segment "Dulce amargo")
Daylin Llerena ... Presentadora (segment "Dulce amargo")
Nathalia Amore ... Marta (segment "La fuente")
Andrés Vidal ... Pedro (segment "La fuente")
Alexis Vidal ... Manolo (Albañil Jefe Obra) (segment "La fuente")
Alfredo Caballero Lastre ... Niño (segment "La fuente")
María Martínez González ... Vecina Gotera (segment "La fuente")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fidel Castro ... Himself (segment "Diary of a Beginner") (archive footage)

Melissa Rivera ... Linda
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Directed by
Laurent Cantet (segment "La Fuente")
Benicio Del Toro (segment "El Yuma")
Julio Medem (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
Gaspar Noé (segment "Ritual")
Elia Suleiman (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Juan Carlos Tabío (segment "Dulce amargo")
Pablo Trapero (segment "Jam Session")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laurent Cantet  segment "La Fuente"
Alejandro Fadel  segment "Jam Session"
Martín Mauregui  segment "Jam Session"
Julio Medem  segment "La Tentación de Cecilia"
Santiago Mitre  segment "Jam Session"
Gaspar Noé  segment "Ritual"
Leonardo Padura  segments "El Yuma", "La Tentación de Cecilia" and "Dulce amargo"
Elia Suleiman  segment "Diary of a Beginner"
Pablo Trapero  segment "Jam Session"

Produced by
Laurent Baudens .... producer
Pilar Benito .... executive producer
Arnaud Bertrand .... associate producer
Laura Bickford .... executive producer (segment "El Yuma")
Dominique Boutonnat .... associate producer
Hubert Caillard .... associate producer
Didar Domehri .... producer
Álvaro Longoria .... producer
Gaël Nouaille .... producer
Fabien Pisani .... producer
Cristina Zumárraga .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Xavi Turull 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Aranyó 
Diego Dussuel 
Gaspar Noé (segment "Ritual")
 
Film Editing by
Santiago Esteves (segment "Jam Session")
Thomas Fernandez (segment "Ritual")
Rich Fox (segment "El Yuma")
Berta Frías (segment "Dulce amargo")
Véronique Lange (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Julio Medem (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
Gaspar Noé (segment "Ritual")
Alex Rodríguez (segment "La fuente") (as Alejandro Rodríguez)
Pablo Trapero (segment "Jam Session")
 
Casting by
Libia Batista  (as Libia Batista Mora)
 
Production Design by
Juan Pedro De Gaspar 
Josue Zayas (unit producer manager)
 
Art Direction by
Juan Pedro De Gaspar 
 
Costume Design by
Juan Pedro De Gaspar 
 
Makeup Department
Ruth Bermudo .... makeup and hair
Luis Castellanos .... assistant makeup artist (as Luis Castellanos 'William')
Ricardo Elio Durán .... assistant hair stylist
Yussell Martínez .... makeup artist (segment "Ritual")
Juan Francisco Carreño Oliver .... assistant hair stylist (as Juan Francisco Carreño)
Magaly Pompa .... assistant makeup artist (as Magaly Pompa Batista)
Edwin Luis Ramírez .... assistant hair stylist (as Edwin Luis Ramirez)
 
Production Management
Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles .... post-production supervisor
Patricia de la Uz .... production manager
Isidro Terraza .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlos Bustamante .... first assistant director (segment "La fuente")
Carlos Bustamante .... second assistant director (segment "El Yuma")
Manuel Calvo .... first assistant director (segment "El Yuma")
Martín Carranza .... first assistant director (segment "Jam Session")
Marian Cueto .... second assistant director (segment "Ritual")
Dagmara Delgado .... second assistant director (segment "Jam Session")
Carmen González Haidar .... second assistant director (segment "Dulce amargo")
Tessa Hernández .... first assistant director (segment "Dulce amargo")
Yassel Iglesias .... assistant director (segment "El Yuma")
Sara Mazkiaran .... first assistant director (segment "La tentación de Cecilia") (as Sara Mazkiarán)
Diana Pérez .... second assistant director (segment "La fuente")
F. Javier Soto .... first assistant director (segment "Diary of a Beginner") (as Javier Soto)
Olga Sánchez .... second assistant director (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Olivier Théry-Lapiney .... first assistant director (segment "Ritual") (as Olivier Théry Lapiney)
 
Art Department
Livan Erick Gispert G. .... set designer assistant
Onelio Larralde .... set designer
Humberto Rosales .... art assistant (segment "Ritual") (as Humberto Rosales Abreu)
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist (segment "Ritual")
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... sound re-recording mixer
Iñaki Díez .... boom operator
Federico Esquerro .... sound editor (segment "Jam Session")
Sergio González .... boom operator
Sergio González .... dialogue editor
Juan Carlos Herrera .... boom operator
Gwennolé Le Borgne .... sound editor (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Agnes Ravez .... sound editor (segment "La fuente")
Carlos Schmukler .... supervising sound editor (as Charly Schmukler)
Eric Tisserand .... sound mixer (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Eva Valiño .... sound mixer
Ken Yasumoto .... sound designer
Ken Yasumoto .... sound editor (segment "Ritual")
 
Visual Effects by
Fernando Jersonsky .... digital effects (segment "Jam Session")
Emmanuel Le Courbe .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Alarcón Pérez .... electrician
Juan Carlos Alom .... still photographer
Ignacio Barros .... still photographer
Ernesto Calzado Yanes .... focus puller (as Ernesto Calzado)
Gilles Casser .... making-of
Ovidio Delmonte .... gaffer
Magdiel Escuela Chiv .... electrician (as Magdiel Escuela)
Luis Manuel Escuela .... electrician
David García .... assistant camera
Alejandro González .... still photographer
Luis Alberto González .... focus puller
Luis Lattanzi .... focus puller
Juan Leiva .... focus puller
Luis Enrique Leyva .... assistant camera
Vladimir Martínez Gómez .... gaffer (segment "Ritual")
Vladimir Martínez .... gaffer
Geraldine Orta Ramírez .... making-of: assistant
Lazare Pedron .... focus puller (segment "Ritual")
Dayron Pérez Gastón .... electrician
Onelio Raydel .... electrician
Jorge Rodríguez .... dit
Oscar Valdés Espinosa .... operator: second unit
Eugenio Gomez Zazeta .... focus puller (as Eugenio Gómez)
 
Animation Department
Juan Padrón .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Violeta Cooper .... set costumer
Emelina González .... set costumer (segment "Ritual")
Gretel Marín .... costume assistant (segment "Ritual")
Elena Molina Antelo .... costume assistant (segment "Ritual")
Alisa Peláez .... assistant costume designer
Yoanis Rigo Comet .... costume assistant (segment "Diary of a Beginner")
Yohanka Rivera .... second costume assistant
Omaima Salem .... costumer (segment "Ritual")
 
Editorial Department
Chrystel Alépée .... assistant editor
Noemí Dulau .... digital intermediate colorist
Beatriz Gomez .... post-production assistant
Cristina Laguna .... assistant editor (segment "Dulce amargo")
Emilio Leotta .... assistant editor (segment "Jam Session")
Stephen Mirrione .... consulting editor (segment "El Yuma")
Yago Muñiz .... assistant editor (segment "La tentación de Cecilia")
Zack Stoff .... assistant editor (segment "El Yuma") (as Zach Stoff)
Ael D. Vega .... assistant editor (segment "La fuente")
 
Music Department
Descemer Bueno .... musical director
Maykel Bárzagas Jr. .... music sound engineer
Fabien Pisani .... music supervisor
Suso Ramallo .... music scoring mixer
Xavi Turull .... musician
 
Other crew
Marisa Castelo .... legal services
Cristóbal García .... business affairs
Marta Gila .... production coordinator (Spain)
Paola Gosalvez .... production coordinator
Asia Jarzyna .... production coordinator (Spain)
Christian Parrilla .... translator (segment "La fuente")
Pierre Selinger .... production attorney
 
Thanks
Yanet Céspedes .... thanks (segment "Ritual")
Yésica Peiró .... thanks (segment "Ritual")
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... thanks
Antoine Zylberberg .... thanks
 

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"7 días en La Habana" - France (original title)
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Some really good short films in there, 12 April 2013
Author: G Connolly (gmc1@bluebottle.com) from United Kingdom

n the whole, I found "7 Days in Havana" a really pleasing watch.

I had read reviews here before deciding to watch. During most of the film, I was happy to find myself disagreeing with the reviewers I have read in the internet which thought the movie was uneven, and that it should be expected because of the 7 different directors in one film.

There are a few things to say. First thing to say is that, of the short films I found worth watching in this, they may seem so unrelated that watching the movie is a pointless or disjointed experience. You just need to adjust with these shorts - it's just like that, and it does work. I had to adjust, as someone who likes and looks for shorts compilations. It's like a book of short stories - it's nothing like a movie with one story or idea.

Second thing to say, where other people have claimed the film is uneven, is that the film IS uneven. But I found that things only begin to degrade towards the end. It seems Cuban films is a working week thing - the first 5 days, Monday to Friday, had some really enjoyable, well made shorts indeed. But at the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, it all went downhill. And got really, really poor.

The short film for Saturday, "Bittersweet", began OK, and actually it was such a surprise to me in this collection that things got so bad so quickly, I didn't really realise what was going on. There was nothing in that film, while the acting was still reasonable or good.

The Sunday film, "The Fountain", some people might appreciate, and I suppose the idea was there for a good short. There could have been a good film. And I guess I could understand those who thought the lead actress performed very well. However, it just didn't work at all as film for me. While the script may have been quite well produced, the film making was bad and the whole concept, even in the actors, brought "7 Days in Havana" very downhill. Kind of to the world of comedy or human pastiche, where this should never have happened with that script or idea.

From cinematography (but for one memorable few second scene of men seemingly stealing paint, and a quick flash of some young guys fishing on a pavement). Visually, in terms of pace, of aim, of any real substance, of evoking any thoughts or types consciousness, but a simple 'story of folk', it was poor. The director of this one didn't seem to appreciate the format of film.

OK - that's the bad stuff over. The rest is really good. It is well to very well shot, well paced, acted. It is intriguing and rewarding. For the first five films, the convoluted, complex, maybe relatively vexing or provocative film shorts worlds such as "13 Conversations About 1 Thing", and Allen's "New York Stories" are happily a foreign land. The concerns are so simple, and things seem to get simpler and simpler.

The point is, plainly, just the film making with these. The simple visual capturing, pacing, editing, short story making. In the first film, "El Yuma", there may be nothing really in the story (as some reviewer has alleged against the whole film). It doesn't matter. The point is the lights - the colours, the simple acting, making a little picture of a suggested time in a place. OK, "El Yuma"'s lack of depth means it is nothing of a legend in film, but it never tried that, and things get better. Some of the remaining films of the first five are excellent film making, to be remembered.

The visual excellence of "Ritual" is so accomplished in that the immensely intriguing, very strong emotional impact is enabled strongly from low light visuals alone. One is lost in wonder and genuine basic experience. A genuine tour de force. A truly great short piece of film making.

Similarly, "Diary of a Beginner" is a truly astonishing feat in cinematography. The immense distance in vision, wonder and appreciation and the sheer, basic value of the human mind, rooted in the basicness of the world experience, and of human being, is so simply and mesmerisingly stated, again, more or less in sheer visuals alone (daytime, this time).

The lovely "The Temptation of Cecilia", with a universal theme, manages to enter that strange hispanic world of perhaps evoking personal expectations, but confounding them, perhaps, in the relationship between kind of open mindedness - normality if you will - and a devilishly buzzing prejudice. It capably and knowingly illuminates a hard dichotomy of real life, between the real life in the dream, of the dreams, of the suppositions and assumptions and desires, and the real life of blunt, concrete, true reality in a number of ways. Strangely, a more endearing thing about this short is that it can genuinely seem to be being a snob all round, or maybe not. Knowingly.

"Jam Session" is a very well carried off short film from the simplest of intentions. A tonic.

The movie is really satisfying.

I'm really disappointed that the film then went on to have the last 2 shorts ones that I wouldn't watch again - in such an otherwise good collection.

At the same time, there are five really good shorts there, and I think it's worth giving the whole thing 8 out of 10 rather than just 6 or 7 out of 10 because those 5 shorts are significant in film. (Forget the last two, some people forgot what they were doing.)

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