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.

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

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

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


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