HABANA INSTANT

By Guillermo Iván DUEÑAS

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Drama - Completed 2014

Marcelo Quevedo and his brother Carlos were split in their childhood when Carlos departed Cuba on a boat with his mother during the Balseros crisis in 1994. After 23 years of exile, Carlos goes back to Cuba to re-encounter his brother Marcelo only to find him facing ALS. After a journey that oscillates between love, joy, truth, resentment and forgiveness, Marcelo and Carlos experience a magical “Habana Instant” knowing that an inevitable farewell will separate them again.

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& Awards

Montreal World Film Festival 2015
Won - Jury's Innovative Award, 1st Mention Ecumenical Prize, Official Selection
New Orleans Film Festival 2015
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA, CUBA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Guillermo Iván DUEÑAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Guillermo Ivan DUENAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Zair MONTES (Golden Ceiba Productions), Christopher MARQUEZ (Golden Ceiba Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Marcelo Quevedo and his brother Carlos Quevedo were split in their childhood twenty three years back, when Carlos departed Cuba on a boat with his mother during the Balseros crisis in 1994 seeking a different life. Marcelo instead was burdened with a heavy duty staying in Cuba to care for his grandfather who was in poor health. Distance wasn’t the only issue that marked the separation between the two brothers but the terrible loss of their mother who couldn’t endure the tough adventure and passed away in the middle of the ocean. Some twenty three years later in 2014, Carlos Quevedo decides to go back to Cuba to re-encounter his brother only to find that he now faces ALS, a terminal disease that slowly immobilizes him to the point of a vegetative state. Nevertheless, the two brother’s re-encounter represents an emotional roller coaster and a journey that oscillates between love, joy, truth, resentment and forgiveness, leading Marcelo and Carlos to a magical “Habana Instant” that soon dissipates with the inevitable farewell that splits them apart but this time forever.
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