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Habana Eva

Director: Fina Torres
2010, Venezuela / Cuba / France
Spanish, with English subtitles
Narrative feature / 105 minutes / 16 +

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Eva dreams of leaving the Havana factory in which she toils, opening her own dress shop and getting married to her loving but unambitious boyfriend. One day she meets a sophisticated Venezuelan-Cuban photographer and agrees to be his guide to the city. She falls in love and imagines a whole new life with him. But things are not as they seem, and Eva is caught between two men and two worlds. Whom will she choose?

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Venezuelan director Fina Torres studied design, photography and journalism in her native country before moving to Paris to study cinematography. Her directing credits include her award-winning debut feature Oriana (1985), the comedy Celestial Clockwork (1993) and the romantic comedy Woman on Top (2001), starring Penelope Cruz.

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This screening is supported by the Venezuelan Embassy.

Thur 22 Sept 4.30pm* + Thur 29 Sept 7:00pm, MovieTowne, Port of Spain

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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