Suite Habana

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Culture, Sociopolitical Documentary published by Others in 2003 - English narration

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Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :

"Suite Habana is a 2003 Cuban documentary directed by Fernando PĂ©rez.

The documentary was filmed with fictional cinema techniques depicting a day in a life of several real people, from a ten year old Down Syndrome child to a 79 year old retired lady who sells peanuts in the street.

The film has no dialogue, using sound and image to evoke emotional effect. Several stories are juxtaposed to convey the plot points, an unusual approach in Cuban cinema, where spoken words are often used to excess.

Critical reception

After the film's premiere in Cuba, national critics ranked it as one of the best Cuban films in decades. The film gathered several awards at international film festivals. Variety called it "A lyrical, meticulously-crafted and unexpectedly melancholy homage to the battered but resilient inhabitants of a battered but resilient city.""

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  • File Name ........... : Suite.Habana.1of2.dvdrip.xvid.mp3.[ectoplaxma].avi
  • Total Size (MB) ... : 668.69 MB (each of two parts)
  • Duration .............. : 00:42:46
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  • Resolution .......... : 720 x 576
  • Aspect Ratio ....... : 1.25:1
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  • Quality Factor ..... : 0.201 B/px
  • Audio Codec ....... : MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Audio Bitrate ...... : 96 KB/s
  • Channels ............ : 2 Ch
  • Sampling Rate .... : 44100 Hz
  • Ripped by ........... : DVD rip by ectoplaxma. Outstanding image quality!

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