Spain/Cuba/France | 2005 | 110min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical
Two young Cuban musicians, Ruy and Tito share the same dream to become famous and finally leave Habana. Ruy lives with Caridad and their two children; Tito is on his own living with his grandmother. While in rehearsals for their first big concert, they learn that two Spanish producers Martha and Lorenzo are in Cuba looking for new talents. Facing what might be the chance of a lifetime, they will have to conquer“ the Spanish”.
Born in Lebrija in 1965, Benito Zambrano studied film at the international Film School San Juan de Los Banos in Havana, Cuba. He has made two short films and written two screenplays. < Solas >, his first feature film, has received innumerable awards including the Panorama Audience Award and the Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Berlin (1999), the FIPRESCI award in Brussels in 2000, Best Actor and Best Actress in Tokyo (1999), as well as awards at festivals in Havana and Spain. < Habana Blues > is his second feature film.