7 Days in Havana (2012)

Directed by Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabío, Pablo Trapero
Written by Leonardo Padura
Starring Josh Hutcherson, Daniel Brühl, Emir Kusturica
Studio Full House, Morena Films
Distributed by Lionsgate
Budget €3,000,000

Josh plays tourist in the segment titled Monday, which follows documentary-style him as he, “explores the culture of the island for the first time.”

> This first major take on Cuba differs from most omnibus pics by having main characters in one short appearing as secondary characters in others.
> This is one connected and collective film. Each director shoots one episode, which takes place from morning to night. Havana is a city where people keep on bumping into one another and lead double lives.
> “7 Days” records tourists’ visions of Havana and portraits of its day-to-day life.
> Del Toro will helm a sometimes fictionalized docu on a U.S. tourist’s first 24 hours in Cuba; Medem portrays a love triangle; Trapero tracks an actor who arrives in Havana to receive a prize; Suleiman has a foreigner, whom he will play, wandering through Havana, waiting for something to happen; Cantet chronicles a family’s offering to the ancient religion of Yoruba; Tabio looks at Cubans’ daily trials and joys; Noe follows an exorcism.

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