Havana Motor Club

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Country: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 84min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

One of the most fascinating events of Miami International Film Festival in 2014 was filmmaker Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt’s special presentation on his creative process in constructing his portrait of Cuba’s top underground drag racers of classic American cars (and he galvanized the lucky audience members with some key sequences from the film).  A year later, the film is now complete, and we’re delighted to bring Perlmutt back to Miami to share the finished work.

Havana Motor Club has it all: drama, heartbreak, frustration, laughter and tears, as Perlmutt follows many characters that tell stories about a Cuba much larger than themselves. From the moment that Castro banned the official sport following a tragic accident in the early 1960s to present day, the underground racers have pursued a quest to have its official status reinstated, and to bring their hobby out from the shadows. Exciting racing sequences and revealing quieter moments with some of the racers punctuate the story, which races through the gamut of emotional highs and lows. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Producer: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Zelmira Gainza, Magnus Andersson
Screenwriter: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Music: Goran Kajfes, David Osterberg, Wichy de Vedado, Yasek Manzano
Cinematographer: Zelmira Gainza
Editor: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Armando Croda Naveda, Julio Perez IV

Cast: Reynaldo López García, Carlos Alvarez Sánchez, Armando "Pity" Lorenzo Munnet Rodríguez, Jose "Jote" Antonio Madera Boris, Reinaldo "Tito" López Fernandez, Saul García, Eduardo Hernández Domínguez, Milton Díaz Canter

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt is from Brooklyn, New York. He co-directed and edited Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, which was featured in Miami International Film Festival in 2012, and was an editor on Valentino: The Last Emperor, who opened the Festival in 2009. He won a 2007 Student Academy Award for his documentary short “Lumo”.