Havana Suite (PG)
Director: Fernando Perez
Cuba, 2003, 1 hour 23 minutes, subtitles
This gentle, reflective, poem of love to Havana and its people speaks volumes about how the poor not only survive but blossom despite the difficulties of everyday life under Castro. A wordless, visual tapestry full of magical images that captures the sometimes joyful, sometimes melancholic mood of present-day Havana. Perez portrays a cross-section of characters facing the daily grind of existence, but who in the evenings still find time for their dreams. This is the outstanding Cuban documentary of recent years from the most original voice in contemporary Cuban cinema.