Suite Habana

by Fernando Pérez, Cuba, 2003

It might take two viewings to grasp fully what Fernando Pérez is doing in "Suite Habana," an elusive but intermittently beautiful tone poem on film. There is virtually no dialogue. There are no story lines that build to a climax, no documentary-style voice-overs. There are just snippets from a day in Havana, so disjointed and seemingly random that it takes a while to realize that Mr. Pérez is focusing on 10 specific individuals, tracking them through 24 hours in their painfully ordinary lives.

Festivals & awards

Kubas Oscar-Nomination 2004 Filmfestival Havanna 2003: bester lateinamerikanischer Film 2003, Bester Regisseur, beste Musik, bester Ton, Preis der internationalen Filmkritik, Preis der kubanischen Filmkritik, Martin Luther King Memorial Prize

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Credits

Original Title
Suite Habana
Title
Suite Habana
Directed by
Fernando Pérez
Country
Cuba
Year
2003
Screenplay
Fernando Pérez
Film Editing
Julia Yip
Soundtrack
Edesio Alejandro, Ernesto Cisneros
Cinematography
Raúl Perez Ureta
Sound
Jorge Luis Chijona
Formats
35mm, DVD, DCP
Runtime
86 min.
Language
Spanisch/d/f

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"Fernando Pérez entonne une «Suite Habana» pour déclarer sa flamme à la ville des villes. Magnifique!"
Le Courrier, Genève

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