The Puppeteer of Havana – the Film
Original Title: El Titiritero de La Havana. Filmed in La Habana. Directed by Wolf Hermsen. Cast: Ramiro Ruiz Hernandez, Olga Lidia Alfonso, Luis Crespo, Hubert Delgado, Yusimí Hechavarria Serrano
Roberto, a puppeteer from Havana, has a dream. He hopes that a festival manager, whom he met years before, invites him and his puppets to Oslo. His dream turns into an obsession and his family starts doubting his mental state. They don’t know that Roberto owns another set of puppets in an old ruinous shed in a backyard. He once prepared these puppets with the hair and blood of his deceased wife Olga to lend the puppet a stronger artistic expression.
The Puppeteer in the social web
„Fantastic: Olga Lidia Alfonso“
„Hermsen plays with the fine line between dream and reality, and also shows the magical spirit of Havana through his pictures“
„A very special inside view of the city of Havana and its inhabitants“
„Convincingly acted by Ramiro Ruiz Hernandez“