Sin La Habana


Leonardo, a ballet dancer, and Sara, an ambitious lawyer, are young Afro-Cubans desperate to leave their country. They realize that their ticket off the island is for Leonardo to seduce one of the foreign students at the salsa school where he teaches. Dreams collide when they meet a lonely Iranian-Canadian woman who is seeking adventure and passion in paradise. 

Prix de la Diffusion, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montréal)
Grand Prix du Jury, Festival Les Percéides
Best Cinematography, Ashland Independent Film Festival  
DGC Discovery Award (Shortlisted)  
Best First Feature, MISAFF
Best Cinematography, MISAFF
Best Sound Design, MISAFF
Best Screenplay, MISAFF
Best Production Design, MISAFF
Best Editing, MISAFF

Official selections:
Miami IFF, Vancouver IFF, AFI Latin, San Francisco Jewish, Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal), Washington JxJ, UK Jewish, Bendfilm (Oregon), Ashland Independent, Mosaic International South Asian FF, Sudbury Cinefest, FICFA, Les Percéides, Philadelphia Jewish

Kaveh Nabatian