The cycle of Iranian cinema in Cuba will attend the Oscar winner of that nation
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Culture and Traditions
- 04 / 10 / 2012
Since Monday was inaugurated in Havana for a sample of Iranian cinema including the screening of the film "Separation", won an Oscar this year and whose director Asghar Farhadi is located in the capital since last Sunday to participate in the event.
Upon arrival at Havana's international airport for his first visit to the island, Farhadi "expressed his desire to see Cubans" because "for years have heard of Cuba and its people, and have been told that they are people very warm ", as quoted by the Cuban agency Prensa Latina.
"This stay will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Cuban cinema," said Farhadi, also a screenwriter, whose film won the Oscar in February for best foreign film.
The film, which recounts the dilemma of a couple about the possibility of remaining in Iran or go abroad, in a moment of confrontation between Tehran and Washington over the controversial Iranian nuclear program, will open on Monday in Havana the second cycle of Iranian cinema taking place in Cuba.
Farhadi explained that to make split "of the commonalities between people worldwide, which it believes to be many more differences."
"Despite being a local story to be spoken in Iran and Persian (...) is affordable and people identify with it, given the universality of the plot," he added, after overtaking currently working "in the script of a film takes place in Paris, which begins shooting this summer, "lights.
Among the dozen films being screened during the exhibition, organized by the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and the Embassy of Iran, two other films include Farhadi, "Feast of Fire" and "About Elly".