Cuban film "Habanastation" wins award in Egypt
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Culture and Traditions
- 04 / 01 / 2012
In 21 International Film Festival for Children, Cairo, Mexico and Cuba were the creditors of the Special Jury Prize "Habanastation" film was awarded the Caribbean island.
The award-winning filmmaker Ian Padrón tape, whose players include Andy Fornaris, Ernesto Escalona, Blanca Rosa Blanco and Luis Alberto Garcia was awarded the special prize in the category of film.
The event held from 23 to 30 March in the capital of Egypt gave further three awards in four categories, one of which was to feature in the film A thousand times stronger (thousand times stronger) of Swedish bill, won first place.
Mexico, with the film Bacalar, took second place in the same specialty, with the other Latin American country with outstanding participation in the meeting in which 90 works competed.
Also deserved the first place, the Czech film Cookie, animation, Hungarian Vortex (documentary) and the Canadian The driving accident (short film).
Recorded in a popular neighborhood west of Havana, Habanastation (2011) stands out for its good performance and children, a mood recreate inequalities in the Caribbean island by a relationship between children from different social strata.
At the same time, the fiction brings a thoughtful understanding human values and solidarity, above the purchasing power of people.
Selected to represent Cuba at the 2012 Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Film, the realization of Padron won five awards in the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.
Glauber Rocha addition to granting the foreign press and promotes Prensa Latina, the debut was feted with the award of the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), as an "ode to friendship and solidarity, humanistic, objective and hopeful ".
Also awarded the circle of cultural chroniclers of the Union of Journalists of Cuba, Matanzas province, venue of the festival, gave him the Watcher, and gained popularity "Cibervoto".