7 Days in Havana
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Seven directors offer their own unique visions of contemporary Cuba in this episodic, intersecting lives drama set over the course of seven days, and featuring segments by Benecio Del Toro's segment focuses on a tourist's initial impressions of the country; Juan Carlos Tabió's explores come common struggles and small pleasures experienced by the locals; Laurent Cantet follows a religious Yoruba family as they prepare to make an offering; Julio Madem plunges us into the middle of a passionate love triangle, Gaspar Noé raises religious tension with an exorcism;, Elia Suleiman… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are more misses than hits, and a week feels like a long time in Cuba."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"The gravest impediment is the bloated running time."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"A pleasant couple of hours, even if feels like an extended advert for the rum company who paid for it."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Even with six world-class directors, it all amounts to a pretty uninteresting collage of Cuban life."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Despite an impressive roll-call of talent, this seven-tale Cuba-set anthology never strays far from touristy clichés."
‑ Carmen Gray, Total Film
"Remarkably, not one of the seven stories takes a shrewd, or even Loachian view of the realities of living in Cuba."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"It's enough to justify the admission price, but only just. 7 Days? Is there a weekend package we might avail of?"
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"7 Days in Havana feels like seven years, with no remission for good behaviour."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Lively, beautifully shot anthology drama in which, inevitably, some sections are stronger than others, though it's also slightly too long, lacks depth and never really comes together in a satisfying fashion."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"The seven films present a rich, vivid and pointedly non-stereotypical view of the energetic and diverse culture of the Cuban capital."
‑ Miles Fielder, The List
"The faded grandeur of the Hotel Nacional features prominently and cliches of ladyboys, cigars, daiquiris and rafts to Miami abound."
‑ Jason Solomons, Observer [UK]
"Leaves you feeling that a mini-break or a long weekend might have been sufficient."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Outruns itself. We'll take 2 Days in Havana."
‑ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
"Varying in quality and in tone, these seven shorts don't do more than scratch the surface of life in Cuba's capital. They also steer well clear of any political comments."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
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