Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins
Filmfest 2006

Havana is famous for the morbid charm of its flaking façades. The beauty of this city lies in the poetry of its ruins. They are far less poetic, however, for the people who inhabit them. Houses frequently collapse causing fatalities. The decay of the city and its living quarters is a continual source of both danger and shame for its residents... "The film is a portrait of the inhabited ruins of Havana and their strange blend of magic and demolition and captures the final moments of these buildings before they’re renovated – or simply collapse altogether." Florian Borchmeyer

tags: Documentary


Director: Florian Borchmeyer, Matthias Hentschler