Film Series: Hotel Nueva Isla

2014. Spain/Cuba. Dir: Irene Gutiérrez Torres, Javier Labrador. Doc. 71 min.

 

This contemplative, slice-of-life documentary follows an elderly Havana man who spends his days tending to the dilapidated titular establishment and bonding with his fellow inhabitants. The filmmakers suggest a bittersweet unity among their protagonist, his dwelling, and the country itself – all may have seen better days yet remain relentlessly vital.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free