7 Days in Havana
7 Days In Havana
Directed by Julio Médem

Laurent Cantet
Juan Carlos Tabío
Benicio del Toro
Gaspar Noé
Pablo Trapero
Elia Suleiman

Produced by Laurent Baudens

Didar Domehri
Alvaro Longoria
Gael Nouaille
Fabien Pisani

Written by Leonardo Padura Fuentes
Cinematography Daniel Aranyó

Diego Dussuel

Studio Thomas Fernandez

Véronique Lange
Alex Rodríguez

Release date 23 May 2012
Country Spain


7 Days in Havana (Spanish: 7 días en La Habana) is a 2012 Spanish-language anthology film. Set during a week in the Cuban capital Havana, the film features one segment for each day, each segment directed by a different filmmaker. The directors are Julio Médem, Laurent Cantet, Juan Carlos Tabío, Benicio del Toro, Gaspar Noé, Pablo Trapero and Elia Suleiman. The screenplay was written by the Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura Fuentes.[1] The film is a co-production between companies in Spain, France and Cuba. It was shot on location in Havana. It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.


  • "El Yuma" (Monday, Benicio Del Toro)
  • "Jam Session" (Tuesday, Pablo Trapero)
  • "La tentadión de Cecilia" (Wednesday, Julio Médem)
  • "Diary of a Beginner" (Thursday, Elia Suleiman)
  • "Ritual" (Friday, Gaspar Noé)
  • "Dulce amargo" (Saturday, Juan Carlos Tabío)
  • "La fuente" (Sunday, Laurent Cantet)


  • Daniel Brühl
  • Emir Kusturica
  • Elia Suleiman
  • Josh Hutcherson as Teddy Atkins
  • Vladimir Cruz
  • Mirta Ibarra
  • Jorge Perugorria


The film is a co-production between Spain's Morena Films and France's Full House, in association with Cuba's Havana Club International. It has a budget of around three million euro. Filming took place in Havana from 4 March to 6 May 2011.

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