Waltz in Old Havana

Director: Luis Felipe Bernaza
Screenwriters: Luis Felipe Bernaza

Institute History

  • 1991 Sundance Film Festival


This comedy set in scenic old Havana revolves around a coming-out party that Solidad Reina plans for her fifteen-year-old daughter Odry (named for Audrey Hepburn). Solidad's husband Epitanio, a projectionist at a cinema that seems to be endlessly playing Casablanca, is opposed to the party, which he considers old-fashioned and bourgeois. Besides he would rather spend the money on a new TV. So Solidad and her friends determine to put the party on behind her husband's back, and soon it seems that almost everyone in town is in on the plans. This brilliantly colorful film provides a look at contemporary, Cuba with an ironic style and tone.

Tuesday, January 22, 4:15 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema II

Saturday, January 26, 4:15 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema II


Screening Details

  • Section: Images of Mexico and Latin America
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: Cuba
  • Run Time: 78 min.
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