Film screening of “Suite Habana”, Miami, December 6

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A post by Peter Jordens.

Film screening of “Suite Habana”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Green Library 220, Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199

Join the Cuban-American Studies Association (CASA) for a screening and discussion of Fernando Pérez’s classic chronicle of the daily lives of ordinary Cuban citizens.

Suite Habana was filmed with fictional cinema techniques depicting a day in a life of thirteen real people, from a ten-year-old child with Down Syndrome to a 79-year-old lady who sells peanuts in the street. The film has no dialogue, using sound and image to evoke emotional effect. Several stories are juxtaposed to convey the plot points. After the film’s premiere in Cuba, national critics ranked it as one of the best Cuban films in decades. The film gathered several awards at international film festivals.

Film title: Suite Habana

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Language: Spanish

Written and directed by: Fernando Pérez

Country: Cuba

Production: Wanda Visión SA

Distribution: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)

Year: 2003

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su2SyMo_I0A

Sources: https://cri.fiu.edu/events/2017/film-screening-and-discussion-suite-habana (announcement), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suite_Habana and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384566 (film details)

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