Habanera (1984)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Cuba  |  
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In this weakly plotted drama about the gradual deterioration of a psychiatrist, Cuban director Pastor Vega has focused on the woman's personal and professional lives, and ignores any political or social undercurrents. Even though Laura Durán (Daisy Granados) is the epitome of a self-confident doctor and loving mother and wife, her stability starts to wobble when she finds out that one of her attractive young female patients is having an affair with her husband. This awareness begins to affect her relationships with everyone in her life, from colleagues to patients, as well as family. Vega has his protagonists deliver introspective monologues in the first half of the film, allowing the viewer more access to the complexities of the personalities involved.



extramarital-affair, husband, mental-illness, psychiatry