7 Days in Havana is going to be a lot more about Cuba and its culture than missiles and Castro. Benecio del Toro has joined an international lineup of directors to film a segment of the film, consisting of seven shorts that take place in Cuba’s capital city. Also joining are French directors Laurent Cantet (The Class) and Gaspar Noe (Enter the Void), plus Pablo Trapero, Elia Suleiman, Julio Medem and Juan Carlos Tabio, Tabio being the only Cuban director in the lineup.
Each director shoots one episode, which takes place from morning to night . Del Toro’s story follows an American tourist’s first 24 hours in the city. The project starts shooting next week with none other than our own Othello Rensoli in the line up. Good luck Othello , we hope the film is a great success!
Find out whether this film made it to the Cuba film festival, and take the opportunity to attend it yourself with our Havana film festival holiday package.