Fernando Perez's Suite Havana, a poetic meditation on everyday life in Havana which opened the Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival last month, has been nominated to represent Cuba in the foreign-language Oscar race.

The dialogue-free film, a majority Spanish co-production between Spain's Wanda Vision and Cuban film institute ICAIC, was also among the most popular in public screenings at the recent Marrakech International Film Festival.

Suite Havana premiered to excellent reviews in Cuba last June and in Spain via Wanda distribution venture Nirvana on October 3.