7 Days in Havana (2012) MIFF Film Review


If you have ever wanted to go to Cuba, this film is a great place to get a taste of the place. 7 Days in Havana gives us seven separate, although at times connected, stories told by seven different directors. It takes us throughout the city, and shows both locals and tourists in a variety of lights.

Being seven different stories, there could almost be seven different reviews, as each story had a stand-alone feel, both emotionally and artistically. Not all were strong, and I think each audience member would have their favourite. Perhaps it is the young American actor who has a drunken night on the town before starting film school, or the newly appointed diplomat who tries to fill in his day waiting for the president to stop talking.

For me, it was the little connections between the stories that were the most delightful, and I would have loved there to have been more of these.

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