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Ultimos dias en La Habana

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Ultimos dias en La Habana

Diego and Miguel are both in their mid-forties. They are living in a dilapidated apartment in central Havana without running water or any modern amenities. Miguel earns his money washing dishes in a privately run restaurant; he, his family and neighbours also care for Diego, who is bedridden on account of his HIV infection. While Diego tries to maintain his joie de vivre, Miguel becomes increasingly withdrawn. Only the two of them know about Miguel’s secret: he is planning to emigrate to the USA and is just waiting for his visa. When Diego’s condition deteriorates he is forced to go into hospital and leaves his room to his niece Yusi. When Miguel’s visa finally arrives it’s time for some surprising decisions – and not just for him. Writer, documentary filmmaker and director Fernando Pérez has based his screenplay on the lives of the inhabitants of a tenement building. The resulting film presents a vibrant kaleidoscope of emotions. Unfolding in tranquil images, this story of an unusual friendship also provides an insight into a culture in transition that requires constant flexibility and incredible optimism. A declaration of love to the Cuban capital and its inhabitants.

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Credits

Original Title Ultimos dias en La Habana
German Title Letzte Tage in Havanna
French Title Derniers jours à La Havane
Other Titles Last days in Havana
Directed by Fernando Pérez
Country Cuba
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Fernando Pérez, Abel Rodríguez
Film Editing Rodolfo Barros
Cinematography Raúl Pérez Ureta
Sound Sheyla Pool
Décors Celia Ledón
Production Danilo Leon, José María Morales
Runtime 93 Min.
Language Spanisch/d/f

Actors

Jorge Martínez Diego
Patricio Wood Miguel
Gabriela Ramos Jusi
Cristian Jesús Pérez P4
Coralia Veloz Clara
Carmen Solar Fefa
Yailene Sierra Miriam
Ana Gloria Buduén Polizist

Awards

Berlinale Special 2017

Filmfestival Malaga 2017: BIZNAGA DE ORO A LA MEJOR PELÍCULA IBEROAMERICANA

Press

«Un film intéressant, animé, palpable et ouvert, une belle histoire d'amitié.» El Pais


«Une célébration touchante de l'amour, du dévouement et de l'endurance stoïque dans laquelle les luttes individuelles reflètent l'image plus large de la société cubaine.» Screendaily

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Credits

Original Title Ultimos dias en La Habana
German Title Letzte Tage in Havanna
French Title Derniers jours à La Havane
Other Titles Last days in Havana
Directed by Fernando Pérez
Country Cuba
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Fernando Pérez, Abel Rodríguez
Film Editing Rodolfo Barros
Cinematography Raúl Pérez Ureta
Sound Sheyla Pool
Décors Celia Ledón
Production Danilo Leon, José María Morales
Runtime 93 Min.
Language Spanisch/d/f

Actors

Jorge Martínez Diego
Patricio Wood Miguel
Gabriela Ramos Jusi
Cristian Jesús Pérez P4
Coralia Veloz Clara
Carmen Solar Fefa
Yailene Sierra Miriam
Ana Gloria Buduén Polizist

Awards

Berlinale Special 2017

Filmfestival Malaga 2017: BIZNAGA DE ORO A LA MEJOR PELÍCULA IBEROAMERICANA

Press

«Un film intéressant, animé, palpable et ouvert, une belle histoire d'amitié.» El Pais


«Une célébration touchante de l'amour, du dévouement et de l'endurance stoïque dans laquelle les luttes individuelles reflètent l'image plus large de la société cubaine.» Screendaily

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