Havana soul

Would you ever go away to the other side of the world without saying a word to anyone?
Paula escapes to Cuba, leaving behind a brilliant professional career in Madrid. Yolaida lives on the island from which she does not expect to go away.
Two uncertain futures that gathers in Havana finding out that despite everything, there is a lot of life to celebrate for.
A friendship that shows that within different worlds, feeling’s will bring up together and help us identify ourselves.

  • Patricia de Luna
    Director
  • Patricia de Luna
    Writer
  • Josemari Martínez y Patricia de Luna
    Producer
  • Ángeles Páez
    Key Cast
    "Paula "
  • Yordanka Ariosa
    Key Cast
    "Yolaida "
  • Vladimir Cruz
    Key Cast
    "Mario "
  • Christian Jesús
    Key Cast
    "Casimiro"
  • Monse Duany
    Key Cast
    "Odalys "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Women, Travel
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Cuba, Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Short Film Festival Madrid Community
    Madrid
    Spain
    March 5, 2019
    Madrid Premiere
  • Tarazona and Moncayo Film Festival Spanish Awards
    Tarazona
    Spain
    August 21, 2019
  • Bajo la Luna Film Festival Islantilla
    Islantilla
    Spain
    July 25, 2019
  • La Siberia "Reyes Abades",International Film Festival
    Castiblanco
    Spain
    July 25, 2019
    Best Director
  • Madrid PNR-FCM film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    October 14, 2019
    Official Selection
  • SanFernancine Film Festival
    San Fernando de Henares
    Spain
    October 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Visualizame Mujer Film Festival
    Segovia
    Spain
    September 9, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Miguelturra Corto Cortisimo Festival
    Ciudad Real
    Spain
    November 9, 2019
    Best short Film
  • Independent Short Awards Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Platinum Award for Best Comedy
Distribution Information
  • Bocanegra Producciones
    Country: Spain
Director Biography - Patricia de Luna

CEO of the company Bocanegra Producciones, based in Madrid, that puts together cinema and theater.
She has directed two feature documentary films: “Chevy ride in Havana” and “Copa Copan”, both selected for different National and International festivals.
She has written and directed several theatre plays.
Member o the Spanish Women Filmmakers Association (CIMA) & programmer of the short film program at the Cineteca of Madrid.
Film programmer of varius film programs between Cuba and Spain.
Her education began between Madrid and London, studying drama, to continuing afterwards her audio- visual career specializing in documentary filmmaking and directing.
She holds master- degree in Screenwriting.
Website- www.bocanegraproducciones.com

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Director Statement

Havana Soul is a journey to the search of oneself & friendship.
With female main characters, which despite from belonging to different parts of the world, they all share the same search of their own identity.
It is a reflection that travels through the corners of old Havana, making us reflect on the social burdens that women have on both sides of the planet