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Havana Suite (2003)

Suite Habana (original title)
Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music.

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Fernando Pérez

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Fernando Pérez
21 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Francisquito Cardet Francisquito Cardet ... Self
Francisco Cardet Francisco Cardet ... Self
Norma Pérez Norma Pérez ... Self
Waldo Morales Waldo Morales ... Self
Iván Carbonell Iván Carbonell ... Self
Raquel Nodal Raquel Nodal ... Self
Heriberto Boroto Heriberto Boroto ... Self
Juan Carlos Roque Juan Carlos Roque ... Self
Jorge Luis Roque Jorge Luis Roque ... Self
Julio Castro Julio Castro ... Self
Ernesto Díaz Ernesto Díaz ... Self
Amanda Gautier Amanda Gautier ... Self
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Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music.

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A very clever documentary...
24 April 2004 | by GeronimatrixSee all my reviews

"People know my country as it is reflected in the world media. I tried to show how Cuban people actually live. I tried to show that we have dreams and hopes."

These were the words of the director; before I saw this excellent documentary in a special presentation for the foreign media, last November, in La Habana.

Technically, the movie has a fluent editing of parallel lives of Cuban people. The theme keeps the viewer a bit 'far' from the story; it is clear that the movie was made more for foreigners than the citizens. It has no dialogues; not even one word. Instead, it has very strong international visual symbols. So gains, the word 'Suite', its own international meaning.

Suite Habana, tries to show that excluded Cuban Society, is no different actually from all other societies; in a very calm and sensitive way.

I can hardly keep myself revealing the 'very clever' magnificent surprise of the documentary! It is better I stop writing now... Hoping to see it, at least once more.


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Country:

Cuba

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

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$59,032
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Dolby Digital

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1.66 : 1
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