Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Be careful with anything written about Cuba because the authors are often hardliners from one side or the other. Here are a couple that I think carve out space in the middle: Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports, Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana (almost 20 years later, the experience of an expat in Havana has not changed much -- read this to know how foreigners live in Cuba), and a selection of Cuban bloggers (many are translated to English), especially Yoani Sanchez - May 2014
Pitching Around Fidel. Havana Real. - Aug 2013
Read Anne Bardach's Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana. There are numerous Cuban bloggers who provide an unvarnished view of life in the country. - Jul 2011