Timeless Havana

  • Cuba
  • Italy
  • Venezuela
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Shot through the eyes of Felipe (35), a tortured film director who tries in vain to create an authentic portrayal of love that his grandfather could so easily capture in his amateur films of decades prior, his lens follows two actors Edel (30) and May (30) who play the characters Alejandro and Rita, two strangers with two different motives looking for the same girl: Laura. Their search meanders through a chaotic Havana that gets them simultaneously nowhere and entangled. Likewise, Felipe’s film meanders from scene to scene lacking a coherent thread and conclusion and he is left unsatisfied; he just isn’t capable of the same compassion in his takes as his grandfather. This is when he realizes that unlike himself, his grandfather had had the capacity for love. With his new-found awareness, he sets his characters, Alejandro and Rita, free from their hopeless search.


  • Original Title
    La imagen del tiempo
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jeissy Trompiz
  • Cast
    May Reguera, Edel González Govea, Lluis Sellares, Jeissy Trompiz
  • Cinematography
    Raúl Prado
  • Editing
    Liana Domínguez
  • Sound
    Angel Alonso
  • Runtime
    65 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Cuba
    • Italy
    • Venezuela
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille
    • Kolkata International Film Festival 2019
    • Lacerno d’oro International Film Festival 2019
    • Bali International Film Fest 2019
    • Third Horizons International Film Festival 2020
  • Awards
    • FID Marseille - Hig School Students’ Award

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