Seven Days, Seven Nights (Contemporary World Cinema)
2003 - Cuba - 106 minutes
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DIRECTOR: Joel Cano
CAST: Ingrid González, Xiomara Palacios, Orisel Gaspar, Eruadyé Muñiz, Ludmila Alonso Yodú
With documentary-like realism, Joel Cano's debut—the first full-length feature to be shot clandestinely in opposition to Fidel Castro— follows the interwoven destinies and desires of three women in contemporary Havana. The film revolves around Maria, a peasant who loses her daughter; Norma, a TV news anchor who gets tired of reporting government propaganda; and Nieves, a worker in a pig slaughterhouse who dreams of being a cabaret star. For a week, these three women wander through the seamy side of the decaying décor of the city. Like in a tragic carnival, they move restlessly from dance to quarrel, from cries to music, from comedy to seriousness with the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. The first part of a planned trilogy by the celebrated Cuban novelist and playwright, this is a compelling introduction to a courageous new voice in world cinema. AHSJoel Cano was born in Santa Clara in 1966. His artistic career is willingly iconoclastic. A trained playwright, and despite of being the emblematic author of a whole generation in Cuban theatre, the artist has multiplied the most diverse experiences, evolving from stage direction to choreography, acting and writing of stories, novels and scenarios.
PRODUCER: Cyriac Auriol, Joel Cano, Michel Reilhac, Rosanna Seregni
SCREENWRITER: Joel Cano
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joel Cano
EDITOR: Adeline Yoyotte-Husson
MUSIC: Joel Cano
PRINT SOURCE: Media Luna International film Sales