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.
– Lluís Valentí
ORIGINAL TITLE: La Habana y Barcelona. Esplendor y ruinas
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2014
RUNTIME: 90 min.
SOUND MIX AND FORMAT: 2D
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Spanish
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: BLACK FLAG S.L., FILM MAKER SRL, F-CUBE LTD.