Reinaldo is a teenage boy who recently escaped from a penitentiary unit and sets on a journey back home to Havana. Nostalgia, rum, and his sense of humor are the only travel mates he has, until he meets Marga.
The King of Havana must have one of the most terrible beginnings ever filmed; however, this series of tragic events is shown at a fast pace and without any kind of sensationalism. There’s sex (lots of it, and uninhibited), violence (sometimes), theft (a few) and even a possibly magical ritual; all of this in the marginal city announced in the title. While this happens, an energetic film about antiheroes takes place, in a territory where there’s no time to think about past misfortune and very few chances of planning a future. The film’s merit lies on convincing us that, even in those spaces, there’s place for temporary moments of luminosity. HS
D, G: Agustí Villaronga F: Josep M. Civit E: Raúl Román DA: Alain Ortiz S: Franklin Hernández, Fernando Novillo M: Joan Valent P: Luisa Matienzo PE: Luisa Matienzo, Celinés Toribio CP: Pandora Cinema, Tusitala PC I: Maykol David Tortoló, Yordanka Ariosa, Héctor Medina
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He was born in Mallorca, Spain, in 1953. He majored in Geography and History. He worked as a professor, an artistic director, a decorator, a stylist, and a fashion video-maker. He directed several feature-length films, including El mar (2000) and Black Bread (2010).