"Habana - Barcelona. Esplendor y Ruinas" - "Habana-Barcelona. Splendour and Ruins"

Synopsis

Havana and Barcelona have much in common. The Catalan Indians built extensively in Havana and you can also see many similarities in Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia or in the uptown's grand houses. Nowadays, Barcelona has become home to many talented Cubans: artists, musicians, doctors and unique but ordinary people. In this film, they sing, dance and explain their experiences in Barcelona, and how much they miss their own land. They get excited, cry and laugh. They tell us how they have adapted to life in this brotherly country, but different, colder and more formal. They talk about the special period caused by the fall of the Berlin Wall, and also about medicine and Afro-Cuban culture.

 

 















Film credits:

ORIGINAL TITLE: La Habana y Barcelona. Esplendor y ruinas

PRODUCTION YEAR: 2014

GENRE: Documentary

RUNTIME: 90 min.

SOUND MIX AND FORMAT: 2D

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Spanish

COUNTRY: Spain

DIRECTOR: Lluís Valentí

SCRIPT: Lluís Valentí

CAST: Maria Elena Espinosa, Marylin Socarrás, Amparo Parra, Greechen Mendez, Judith Vilches, Silvia Grau, Dalmau de Ciurama, Zenon de Pol, Lluis Costa, M. Del Carmen Martínez and Ariadna Rodriguez 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Lluís Valentí 

EDITING: Lluís Valentí

SOUND: Sonygraf, Digitsound

MUSIC: María Elena Espinosa, Gerald Moya and Miguel’Mmikael’ Fernandez

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT: Judith Ruiz Castillo

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Lluís Valentí

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Mamen Boué

PRODUCERS: Lluís Valentí, Mamen Boué, Jordi Daura, Julia Steinweg, François Boutonnet, Judith Ruiz Castillo and Isidor Llorca

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: CANÓNIGO FILMS, S.A., BLACK FLAG S.L., FILM MAKER SRL, F-CUBE LTD.