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HAVANNA, MI AMOR

HAVANNA, MI AMOR
Scene from HAVANNA, MI AMOR

Every evening the inhabitants of Havana gather in front of their TV's to submerge themselves in the world of Telenovelas. These days it seems as though the ancient Soviet television sets can no longer fulfil their wish to escape reality. HAVANNA, MI AMOR tells of their struggle in those images, and the relationship between their everyday lives and the endless soap opera episodes. An homage to love, old television sets, and to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


Uli Gaulke was born in 1968. After studying Physics and Theater Arts he studied at the HFF “Konrad Wolff” in Babelsberg and made his first film HAVANNA, MI AMOR in 1999. The film screened at many festivals and won several awards, including the German Film Award for Best Documentary, among others. COMRADES IN DREAMS was screened at the Berlinale (Special) and at Sundance (World Cinema Competition), MARRY ME was chosen for the Forum at the Berlinale. SUNSET OVER MULHOLLAND DRIVE is his sixth feature.
Genre Culture
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2001
Director Uli Gaulke
Screenplay Uli Gaulke
Cinematography Axel Schneppat
Los Zafiros
Producer Helge Albers
Production Company Flying Moon Film/Potsdam-Halle, in co-production with ORB/Potsdam, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures
Length 80 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Spanish
Subtitled Versions German, English
Festivals Berlin 2000 (Forum), Los Angeles 2000, Taipei 2000, Mill Valley 2000, Sheffield 2000, Minneapolis/St. Paul 2003
German Distributor Salzgeber & Co. Medien

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