7 Days in Havana is a snapshot of Havana in 2011: a contemporary portrait of this eclectic city, vital and forward-looking, told through a single feature-length movie made of 7 chapters, directed by 7 internationally acclaimed directors.
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Elia Suleiman' s short is terrible.Gaspar Noe' s film is not bad, but it does not suit Cuba . Better for Africa or S.America. L.Cantet seems OK. Finally, film is not telling Cuba. Something else or somewhere else, in directors' idea. Better study about Cuba a little bit, first. Then make a film. I really
don' t like second class film directors.
Of course, as a collection of short films, they are uneven... but so much that I wonder who put those directors together in the first place!!
The ones by Benicio del Toro, Trapero and Cantent work quite well. Julio Medem: What a disaster! I kind of liked some of his films... but maybe I should watch them again...
Gaspar Noe: I must confess I haven't seen any of his films, but I don't intend to after this short!