HOTEL NUEVA ISLA

By Irene GUTIÉRREZ

PRODUCCIONES DE LA 5TA AVENIDA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Despite the building's imminent collapse, the last inhabitant of a once luxurious hotel refuses to leave: he remains convinced that treasures, hidden by the hotel's original owners, lie waiting within its walls.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2014
Co-production Forum - Director's Previous Works
rotterdam 2014
Bright Future
Jeonju International Film Festival 2014
International Competition & Special Jury Award
Münich IFF 2014
International Independents
Moscow IFF 2014
Anima Latina
Toulouse Reencontres Latinos 2014
Otra Mirada
Festival de la Cinemateca Uruguaya 2014
Competencia Internacional
Documenta Madrid 2014
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, CUBA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Irene GUTIÉRREZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Irene GUTIÉRREZ, Javier LABRADOR, Lorenzo MORA
    • Producer(s)
    • José ALAYÓN, Claudia CALVIÑO, Jose ALAYÓN (EL VIAJE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The formerly luxurious Hotel Nueva Isla of Old Havana is now in ruins, but it is home for people living on the fringes of society: Jorge, a retired public servant and two neighbors, Waldo and La Flaca.
      With almost no contact with the outside world, Jorge resembles a Don Quixote gone astray and definitely forgotten. Day by day his health and body weaken like the walls of Hotel Nueva Isla. Abandoned by his offspring and by the women he was with, his only motivation is to follow a secret revelation he’s had for years: he is convinced that in some place of the ruinous hotel the former owners hid valuable objects before fleeing with the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.
      But life inside the ruins has become dangerous and while its other tenants look for a safer place, Jorge decides to stay with the building.
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