Miami Moviegoers Enjoy the Cuban Film Havanastation
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- 08 / 31 / 2011
2011.08.31 - 10:49:26 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Miami Moviegoers Enjoy the Cuban Film HavanastationHAVANA, CUBA.- The first work by Cuban filmmaker Ian Padron, Habanastation, was screened on Tuesday night in Miami. The movie won in July the Fonders Prize in the category of Best of Fest, at the Traverse City Film Festival in the US city of Michigan.
Padron attended the screening of his film at the Artime Theater, with a seating capacity of 850, accompanied by actress Blanca Rosa Blanco, the actress who plays the leading role in the movie, and by scriptwriter Felipe Espinet.
Habanastation was premiered out of Cuba on July 28, at the Lars Hockstand Auditorium, during the International Traverse Festival founded by Michael Moore.
In Cuba, the film has been described as the cinematographic event of this summer (and possibly of the year), since more than 315,000 people of all ages watched the film in only 22 days.
With children Andy Fornaris and Ernesto Escalona in the main roles, the movie tells the story of two classmates, Mayito and Carlos, who belong to different social and family environments. The children start a beautiful friendship based on their enthusiasm for videogames, in this case a play station.
For one and a half hours, Padron takes the audience on a tour of two different Havanas inside a single Cuba, to highlight how a friendship based on profound human values can be achieved.(ACN)