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 up of 7 chapters, directed by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío and Laurent Cantet.
Each director, through his own sensibility, origins, and cinematographic style, has caught the energy and the vitality that makes this city unique. Some have chosen to meet Cuban reality in tune with its everyday life, through the eyes of the foreigner far from his familiar points of reference. Others have chosen total immersion and drawn inspiration from the local people.
Each chapter depicts a day of the week through the daily – and extraordinary – lives of its characters. A world way from the familiar clichés, 7 DAYS IN HAVANA aims to express the soul of this city and its diverse neighbourhoods, atmospheres, generations and cultures. The directors work within the same common framework and link the stories together to create a dramatic cohesion. Shared locations play their part: emblematic Havana landmarks like the Hotel Nacional or the Malecon form the backdrop for some of the chapters. Some lead and minor characters move from one film to another, connecting the stories and demonstrating that, in Havana, all layers of society meet, rub shoulders and sometimes intermingle.
Please note: the screening at 11am on Monday 16 July is a Kino Bambino parent and baby screening.
Monday 2 July, 8.15pm
All preview tickets £5!
After May’s star-studded premiere at Cannes Film Festival, film fans will be treated to an exclusive preview screening of 7 Days In Havana at the Showroom before the film’s general release across the UK on Friday 6 July.
Head to the Showroom Bar from 7.30pm for music and cocktails!
Ticket-holders get a free Cuban mojito cocktail, courtesy of Havana Club.