7 Days in Havana (2012)




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Seven directors offer their own unique visions of contemporary Cuba in this episodic, intersecting lives drama set over the course of seven days, and featuring segments by Benecio Del Toro's segment focuses on a tourist's initial impressions of the country; Juan Carlos Tabió's explores come common struggles and small pleasures experienced by the locals; Laurent Cantet follows a religious Yoruba family as they prepare to make an offering; Julio Madem plunges us into the middle of a passionate love triangle, Gaspar Noé raises religious tension with an exorcism;, Elia Suleiman introduces us to a foreigner (played by himself) who wanders through Havana anticipating an unknown event, and Pablo Trapero finds a famed actor arriving in Havana to be honored for his craft. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Daniel Brühl
as Leonardo
Josh Hutcherson
as Teddy Atkins
Vladimir Cruz
as Angelito
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Critic Reviews for 7 Days in Havana

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

There are more misses than hits, and a week feels like a long time in Cuba.

Full Review… | July 4, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Remarkably, not one of the seven stories takes a shrewd, or even Loachian view of the realities of living in Cuba.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012

The faded grandeur of the Hotel Nacional features prominently and cliches of ladyboys, cigars, daiquiris and rafts to Miami abound.

Full Review… | July 8, 2012
Observer (UK)

The gravest impediment is the bloated running time.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's enough to justify the admission price, but only just. 7 Days? Is there a weekend package we might avail of?

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
Irish Times

Leaves you feeling that a mini-break or a long weekend might have been sufficient.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
Daily Express (UK)

Audience Reviews for 7 Days in Havana


An irregular and heterogeneous combination of seven different stories that lacks a cohesive unity and is never interesting enough to be worth our time - and not even excellent directors like Pablo Trapero and Gaspar Noé are able to save this project from being dull and tiring.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Great array of talent somehow make for a largely boring disjointed experience. Beautiful Havana almost makes up for it.

Jeremy Schneider
Jeremy Schneider

Thought it would look exotic, in other words, boring. It turns out to be quite all right, half of them are indeed quite fascinating. Elia Suleiman's "Diary of a Beginner" is subtle yet amusing enough to be my favorite among all.


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