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Cannes 2012 Preview: "7 Days in Havana" Anthology Film Told Through The City's Visitors

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act April 19, 2012 at 7:39PM

7 Days in Havana "will be premiering at Cannes this year in competion for the "Prize Un Certain Regard" section of the Festival's film line-up. 7 Days chronicles the life in Cuba in seven different stories per each day, told through visitors of the Caribbean city and helmed by seven different directors.
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7 Days in Havana "will be premiering at Cannes this year in competion for the "Prize Un Certain Regard" section of the Festival's film line-up. 7 Days chronicles the life in Cuba in seven different stories per each day, told through visitors of the Caribbean city and helmed by seven different directors. 

On the first day Monday, the story El Yuma, directed by Benicio Del Toro, follows Teddy Atkins, "a young American tourist who travels to Havana for the first time. His driver, a middle-aged Cuban cab driver who has a university degree in engineering will offer him a touristic tour of the city that is anything but traditional."  

The second day is titled Jam Session and is directed by Pablo Trapero. It follows "a well-known director travelling to Cuba to receive an award and going at the same time through a personal emotional crisis will find advice and help from an unexpected friend: his driver, a Cuban family man, humble, kind, who happens to be an incredible trumpet player."

The third day titled La Tentacion de Cecilia (Cecilia's Temptation), directed by Julio Medem, centers on "Cecilia, a Cuban singer, is torn between accepting the offer of a Spanish impresario and following him in Spain to make a career, or staying in Havana with her boyfriend Jose." 

Diary of A Beginner, directed by Elia Suleiman, follows ES, "a Palestinian assigned to conduct an interview with a prominent Cuban figure in Havana. He wanders the city of Havana as he waits for his appointment. Gradually, what he thought to be killing time while waiting for his appointment becomes his test for his true identification."

Gaspar Noe's Ritual, centers on "Yamilslaidi, an attractive African-Cuban schoolgirl is forced by her parents to go into a cleaning ritual. They are determined to get their daughter rid of the "curse" she has been put on: loving girls."

Juan Carlos Abio's Dulce Amargo (Bitter Sweet) is described as "an immersion into one "normal" day in Mirta's life: despite her two jobs, Mirta also devotes herself making candies in order to fulfill her home and family's needs."

Laurent Cantet's La Fuente (The Fountain) revolves on "how Martha and her neighbors will go out of their way in order to set up a ceremony on time for the virgin Oshun, who appeared in Martha's dreams asking for a public celebration to her name... that same evening!"

I'm really digging the look, feel and SOUNDS from the trailer alone. I'm really looking forward to how this film will be received at the festival.

Watch the trailer below and posters for each story underneath it.

7 Days in Havana Poster - 7 Days in Havana7 Days in Havana Poster - El Yuma

7 Days in Havana Poster - Jam Session7 Days in Havana Poster - Diary of a Beginner

7 Days in Havana Poster - La Tentacion de Cecilia7 Days in Havana Poster - Ritual

7 Days in Havana Poster - Dulce Amargo7 Days in Havana Poster - La Fuente

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