High school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired.
In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an excellent high school senior student that misses her friends. The family is lodged in a fancy hotel, where Katey accidentally meets the local teenage waiter Javier Suarez. Later she sees Javier dancing in a public square and they become friends, but he is fired from the hotel because her acquaintances have seen them together. Katey invites Javier to participate of a Latin Ballroom Contest in the local Palace club to help him to raise some money, and she secretly meets him in the La Rosa Negra nightclub for rehearsals. Later they fall in love for each other in times of revolution.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prounounce her ROMohluh Gary and keep a close watch!
The film is mindless escapism. But Romola Garai is the one to watch. She has starred in three major releases abroad: Daniel Deronda, Kate Nickleby and I Capture the Castle. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, a film that was obviously anticipated for box office weakness; else why tie to a 17 year old film? But it helped to mainstream Romola Garai in American and will undoubtedly serve as a stepping stone toward larger and better projects. It is a shame that American tend not to view British film making on the whole. Take Lord of the Rings and Peter Pan and Underworld as examples; carefully crafted, wonderful cinematography. But I digress. Keep Romola Garai in a mind's eye view for what she will accomplish later on.
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