Havana has become famous the world over for the morbid charm of its collapsing buildings. In this thoughtful documentary, German director Florian Borchmeyer poetically profiles five colorful Havana citizens who occupy buildings in various states of decay (including a theater where Caruso once sang). The ruins are a metaphor for the stubborn dreaminess of Cuba’s spirit: while most ruins-dwellers are disappointed by their political leadership, they also retain intense patriotism for their country. Through its detailed portraits, Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins captures both the deep frustrations and vibrant eccentricities of those who make their home among the relics of more prosperous times.