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
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Written and directed by: Fernando Pérez
Production: Wanda Visión SA
Distribution: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
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)