Últimos días en La Habana

Últimos días en la habana / Last Days in Havana
Fernando Pérez | Cuba-Spain | 2016 | Fiction | 92 min | NY Premiere
Museum of the Moving Image 4/1 @ 7:00PM
– Actor Patricio Wood present for Q&A
SVA Theatre 4/2 @ 7:00PM
– Actor Patricio Wood present for Q&A

SYNOPSIS

Centro Havana, the heart of today’s Havana. Miguel dreams of fleeing to New York, waiting for a visa that doesn’t arrive. Diego dreams of living. Debilitated by AIDS, he exudes all his energy from the bed of the plot where he lives. A gallery of suggestive characters surrounds the couple of friends. When a surprise visa arrives, the destination will put everyone before an unusual decision.

Español
Esta tragicomedia cuenta una historia de amistad en el corazón de La Habana de hoy. Miguel sueña con huir a New York, a la espera de un visado que no llega. Diego su compañero de apartamento, postrado por el SIDA, libera toda su energía desde el camastro del solar en que vive soñando con tener más tiempo de vida. Hasta que una galería de sugestivos personajes rodea a la pareja de amigos y tal vez, les cambié la vida.

DIRECTOR

Fernando Pérez graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Language and Spanish Literature, and began working in the Cuban film industry in 1971 as an assistant director, before directing his first documentary in 1975. His feature debut was the drama Clandestinos (1987) but it wasn’t until Madagascar (1994) that he garnered significant international recognition. Pérez later directed La Vida es Silbar (1998) and Suite Habana (2003). Suite Habana is considered by some critics to be the best Cuban film in decades. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards in different festivals both in Cuba and abroad, being awarded the National Film Prize in 2007.