Havana Suite (Suite Habana) (2003)

Havana Suite (Suite Habana)

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Documentary filmmaking combines with narrative fiction to offer a leisurely-paced look into the lives of ten average Cubans in director Fernando Pérez's celluloid meditation on life in modern-day Havana. From children playing in the streets to the elderly woman who seldom moves from her place in front of the television, Perez thoughtfully combines songs and imagery to fully immerse the viewer in the Cuban experience. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Havana Suite (Suite Habana)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

... its most compelling images linger ...

April 28, 2006
New York Times
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It's all pleasant enough, but the pretty pictures, languid pacing, and endless stretches of mood music eventually combine to soporific effect.

Full Review… | April 25, 2006
Village Voice
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Aspires to the poetic but falls short because of a lack of dynamism.

July 28, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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A portrait of people in a permanent state of waiting who -- with only one poignant exception -- refuse to let go of their dreams.

Full Review… | February 5, 2004
Miami Herald
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Perez evokes a day in the life of 10 Habaneros as a symphony: his subjects are notes spread out across a music staff, rising and falling to the identity of a city.

Full Review… | March 26, 2006
Slant Magazine

"Suite Habana" is both melancholy and hopeful and has one notable thing missing - there is never an image of Fidel Castro to be found anywhere.

Full Review… | November 10, 2003
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