YOUNG MAYITO, the son of a wealthy jazz musician, imagines all Cubans live as he does, eating chicken every day and playing video games on their Sony PlayStations. When he finds himself lost in a poor neighbourhood one May Day, however, Mayito quickly realises this is far from the truth. A daring dramatisation of the class differences that exist in modern-day Cuba, Habanastation is also the touching story of one boy’s vivid awakening to those differences.

Habanastation (2011)




Spanish, with English subtitles


All Ages


Ian Padron

Ian Padron

Ian Padron

Ian Padron was born in Havana in 1976. At the age of 20 he directed The Making of Amor Vertical, his first film. His films, including Habanastation, have won prizes in film festivals worldwide.

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