CP SOUTH AMERICA 1 / SUN. 14 SEP, 13.00 / CINEMA XXI – TIM

SUITE HABANA E

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18+

Country of production Cuba
Language Spanish
Subtitle English
80 min, Color, 2003

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Pagi menyingsing di Havana, dan kota kuno itu pun menggeliat dengan kehidupan warganya. Kuba awal abad ke-21: negara kecil yang berjuang mempertahankan idealisme komunisnya di zaman ketika rezim-rezim komunis ambruk di mana-mana; negara kecil yang berjuang untuk mandiri di tengah embargo si raksasa rakus Amerika Serikat. Tanpa narasi, tanpa dialog, hanya dengan gambar dan bunyi-bunyian serta iringan musik, kita menyusuri keseharian 10 orang warga biasa dari Havana yang kehidupannya saling berkelindan mungkin tanpa mereka sadari, mulai dari bocah pengidap sindrom down yang diurus oleh keluarga dan sekolahnya, dokter yang bermimpi menjadi aktor, sampai nenek-nenek yang terpaksa masih harus berjualan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan hidupnya. Inilah monumen perayaan bagi keuletan warga Kuba.

 Ronny Agustinus

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The sun shines in Havana, and that ancient city also rises with its dwellers’ activities. Cuba in the early 21st century: a small country that seeks to maintain its communist ideals in the time when everywhere in the world the communist regimes have fallen to pieces; a small country that is struggling to survive amidst an embargo from the voracious giant: the United States of America. Without a narration nor a dialogue, only pictures, sounds and music, we follow everyday life of ten commoners whose lives interrelate, sometimes without them knowing, from a boy who suffers a mental illness that is taken care of by his family and school, a doctor who dreams to become an actor, to elderly women who are forced to work in a trade to survive. The film is a moment of celebration for the tenacity and persistence of the Cubans.

 Ronny Agustinus

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