Habana Eva - film by Fina Torres, 2010
Friday February 4th at 9:00 pm
Prakriti Maduro plays Eva, a free-spirited seamstress
full of innocence, mischief and passion.
When a wealthy photographer into town and offers
her a large sum of money to be his tour-guide it
complicates things between Eva and her soon-to-be
-husband and she has to come to terms with what
she really wants out of life. The film is directed by
Fina Torres (Women On Top) and features a solid
supporting cast with Yuliet Cruz, Juan Carlos Garcia
and Carlos Enrique Almirante.
Cuba, an island with a complicated history, but
overflowing with people rich in pride, dreams, and
love, is the setting for this romantic comedy that
also takes a look at the current economic and
political landscape. With all the laughs Habana
Eva brings, it’s easy for viewers to overlook the
serious social situations it attempts to present, and
more than likely leave you with thoughts of sipping a
mojito. Habana Eva, screened during the New York
International Latino Film Festival, is a treat for any
Latino movie lover.
Habana Eva is delightfully funny, with a
dash of magical realism and ode to the
beauty of Cuba.