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LAST DAYS IN HAVANA

by Fernando Pérez

synopsis

A tragicomedy that tackles the subject of friendship in a city on the verge of substantial change. The lead characters are two friends in their mid-forties who are neighbours from the Centro Habana neighbourhood: Miguel – a dishwasher in a restaurant, who dreams of settling in New York while he waits for a visa that never seems to arrive – and Diego, a homosexual man suffering from AIDS who puts his dreams and cheerfulness to good use in his struggle to carry on enjoying every single day of his life from a rickety old bed in his small bedroom. This peculiar pair are surrounded by characters from all walks of life.

international title: Last Days in Havana
original title: Últimos días en La Habana
country: Cuba, Spain
sales agent: Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC) (CU)
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Fernando Pérez
film run: 93'
screenplay: Fernando Pérez, Abel Rodríguez
cast: Jorge Martínez, Gabriela Ramos, Patricio Wood, Yailene Sierra, Coralia Veloz
cinematography by: Raúl Pérez Ureta
film editing: Sergio Sanus
costumes designer: Lisandra Ramos
producer: José María Morales, Danilo León
production: Besa Films, Wanda Visión, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC) (CU)
backing: Ibermedia
distributor: Wanda Visión

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