After 40 years, Silvia Morini returns to Havana, to the palatial house of her youth, where her nostalgia for a pre-Castro Cuba confronts modern-day Cuban realities. Filmmakers Stephen Olsson and Carolyn Zaff weave Silvia's tapestry of rose-colored memories, history, culture, and tragi-comic encounters into a powerful portrait of a member of the privileged class, sharply contrasted here with vivid recollections of pre-Castro Cuba from several working-class Cubans. As Silvia discovers a more complex and evolving Cuban society, she herself undergoes a surprising change, not entirely altering her political outlook but becoming, as she puts it, "more human."
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“Our House in Havana” turns out to be a savvy inside view of the conditions of modern Cuba as well as a history lesson and an evenly told story about a subject that is a political hotbed. - Marilyn Moss, The Hollywood Reporter
“Our House in Havana” really does deserve the distinction of “appointment television”. - Jeanne Jakle, The Austin Chronicle