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7 DAYS IN HAVANA

Spain / France, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Through the Labyrinth: New Latin American Cinema)

Director: Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio, Laurent Cantet

7 DAYS IN HAVANA

“The seven films present a rich, vivid and pointedly non-stereotypical view of the energetic and diverse culture of the Cuban capital.” - The List

Seven directors - Julio Medem (Earth, MIFF 98), Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, MIFF 10), Laurent Cantet (Heading South, MIFF 06), Pablo Trapero (Lion's Den, MIFF 08), Elia Suleiman (Divine Intervention, MIFF 02), Juan Carlos Tabio (Plaff!, MIFF 89) and Benicio Del Toro - each take on a single day within one week in Havana, to tell the city's stories.

A young American is offered an unconventional tour of the city by cab driver; a beautiful Cuban singer must decide between a career in Spain and her boyfriend; a Palestinian writer assigned to interview a prominent Cuban figure wanders the streets of Havana as he waits for his appointment.

Featuring an eclectic cast that includes Josh Hutcherson, Daniel Brühl and Emir Kusturica, 7 Days In Havana is a slice of Cuban life that uncovers the diverse strata of this romantic, fascinating city.

D Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabio, Laurent Cantet P Alvaro Longoria, Laurent Baudens, Didar Domehri, Gaël Nouaille, Fabien Pisani S Leonardo Padura, Alejandro Fadel, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Laurent Cantet, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero, Juan Carlos Tabio WS Wild Bunch L Spanish w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012

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