23 Sep “Vientos de la Habana” presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival
Félix Viscarret’s film based on the books by Leonard Padura and starring Jorge Perugorría and Juana Acosta was presented during the San Sebastian Film Festival. It was previewed as a special projection.
This film, by the Spanish director Félix Vascarret, gives us a bird’s eye view of Havana. The aerial shots were taken by a drone and provide us with views hardly ever seen.
In “Vientos de La Habana, Conde (Perugorría) must investigate the death of Lissette Nuñez, a teacher who taught in the school he had studied in as a child at a time where his lazy mind was full of fantasies of a girl he had met by chance in the middle of the night.
Juana Acosta plays Karina, a woman who begins a relationship with the inspector. “I think what unites them is that they are both frustrated by their callings; Karina is an engineer who would have preferred to dedicate her life to music, and Conde is a police officer whose true vocation is to be a writer. It is in this coincidence that they find each other, perhaps in the most sensitive part of each of their souls.” Later, comes their phyical encounter which is “pure fire.”