Habana Blues is a film directed by the Spaniard Benito Zambrano (winner of Goya for Best Nobel Director and Screenplay for Solas) shot entirely in the streets of Havana and starring Alberto Yoel and Roberto San Martín
Ruy and Tito are friends of childhood, live in Havana with their families and their dream is to triumph as musicians. When a Spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and build a career in Europe, they will have to decide between staying with their loved ones or taking the opportunity to leave Cuba, abiding by the conditions of the producer. Habana Blues revolves around friendship and family, leaving aside political or social problems of the island.
Music is one of the main protagonists. The film became very popular due to its soundtrack composed by themes of contemporary “habanero rock blues”. After the film, formed the band Habana Blues Band, consisted of the musicians who participated in the film, which is still active today.
Habana Blues was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and was praised for the realism of the story and its interpretations. Was awarded the Goya for Best Original Music and Best Editing.
This event is part of our fortnightly Friday night film screenings, where we show films in their original Spanish version with English subtitles.
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