Rosario Ojeda

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“Four Seasons in Havana”: the Netflix “Cuban” series

“Four Seasons in Havana”: the Netflix “Cuban” series

  Mario Conde walks through the streets of Havana. He’s in his fifties, dresses carelessly, is an insatiable drinker, divorced, the owner of a fish called Rufino, with loads of books and a bunch of friends. A guy who left his career as a writer to become a police detective. Disillusioned and deeply melancholic. That’s how Cuban writer Leonardo Padura’s most known character in the series Cuatro Estaciones en La Havana (Four Seasons in Havana) is presented for the first time on screen. They are four chapters based on Padura’s detective novels, whose main character is a detective that solves cases of any criminal variant and investigates the “dark zones” of the capital: drugs, corruption, social climbing and the trafficking in influences of a part of Cuban society of the 1990s. Cuatro Estaciones en La Habana has been available on Netflix since December last year, in the more than 190 countries where this platform offers services, including Cuba. It’s one of the first series entirely filmed in Havana being broadcast by the principal U.S. entertainment commercial company and, although Netflix did not participate in its financing, this platform acquired the broadcasting rights for the entire American continent. Tornasol Films, the...

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