Vampiros en La Habana!

Vampiros en La Habana! / Vampires in Havana!
Juan Padrón | Cuba | 1985 | Animation | 75 min
NY Film Academy 4/4 @ 7:15PM – Director present for Q&A


In a parody of classic gangster films, mafia vampires of various nationalities try to steal a magic formula that would allow them to live in the light of day, which has been taken to Havana by a vampire-inventor.

Parodia de los filmes de gánsteres en que unos vampiros mafiosos de varias nacionalidades intentan robar una fórmula mágica que les permitirá vivir con la luz del día, la que ha sido trasladada a La Habana por el vampiro-inventor.


Juan Padrón since 1963 has published sketches and cartoons for Cuban magazines and newspapers. He was the creator, in 1970, of Elpidio Valdés, a cartoon character (and series) with more than sixty shorts and two feature-length movies. Padrón received international acclaim for Vampires in Havana, an adult-oriented comedy feature that gathered a cult following abroad.
Padrón has directed six animated feature films in total, along with many shorts, especially those with Elpidio Valdés as the main characher; and the one-minute comedy sketches for adults “Filminutos”. In 2008, Padrón was selected as the recipient of Cuba’s National Film Award.