#50. 7 días en La Habana
Director: Laurent Cantet. Julio Medem, Benicio Del Toro, Gaspar Noé, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabío, Pablo Trapero
Writer: Leonardo Padura
Producers: Laurent Baudens, Didar Domehri, Alvaro Longoria, Gael Nouaille, Fabien Pisani
Distributor: Rights Available (Wild Bunch)
The Gist: The film is presented as a mosaic of seven stories that take place in Havana over the course of one week. The purpose of the movie is to provide a snapshot of modern Havana in all its complexity. (more)
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorria, Melvis Santa Estevez, Beatriz Dorta, Othello Rensoli, Daniel Brühl, Elia Suleiman, Emir Kusturica
List Worthy Reasons…: Typically, I’m not a fan of the omnibus, but I consider myself a fan to various degrees of the seven attached names in this pack. The untouched utilized backdrop of Havana is such a rich and rarely shot locale and a seven day Monday to Sunday narrative stretch and conjoining storyline and characters means the bookends of the film will feel a lot more natural. Pic above is from Gaspar Noé’s section.
Release Date/Status?: 2012. A planned festival showing should be followed by a pick-up from indie label distributor.