In this slice-of-life documentary, director Fernando Pérez chronicles the simple lives of various people living in Havana, Cuba, with minimal action and dialogue. Some of the subjects followed include: an old woman who makes her living selling peanuts on the street; a man who takes care of an elderly woman during the day and plays the saxophone at night; a doctor who aspires to be an actor; and a construction worker whose true passion is dancing ballet.
SPANISH | CUBA | 2003
DOCUMENTARY | FEATURE | 80 MIN | DVD | COLOR
Director: FERNANDO PÈREZ
Fernando Pérez Valdés is a prominent Cuban film director. After graduating from the University of Havana he began working in the Cuban film industry in 1971 as an assistant director. 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), the latter one being considered by some critics to be the best Cuban film in decades.