Cuban Film Penumbras to Be Screened in Havana
- Submitted by: lena campos
- 10 / 13 / 2012
A minimalist look at Cuban reality of the last decade of the past century is the proposal of Film "Penumbras", the debut of filmmaker Charly Medina, which will be released Tuesday at the Cinematheque of Cuba.
Medina said Monday at a news conference that his film "produced by the company RTV Commercial and Cuban television, recounts, as its title promises, a dark tinted argument, a hard story."
According to the director, the 76-minute film privileges the communicative power of the word and keeps the essence of the original text, of the play written by Cuban playwright Amado del Pino.
The director praised the literary quality of the text, that captivated him years ago when he went as a spectator to a presentation directed by actor Osvaldo Doimeadiós.
Starring are actors: Omar Franco, Thomas Cao, Ysmercy Solomon and Omar Ali, the film Penumbras narrates existential crossing of four tragic people: two anonymous innkeepers, a ballerina on the verge of retirement and a star baseball player in the twilight of his career.
The film's art director, Alain Ortiz said about the challenge of filming in narrow locations of a transitional housing building at Havana neighborhood Colon, where virtually take place the events narrated in the play.
This is a very honest film, Ortiz said, in which "characters who inhabit the shadows, come to light to tell their story."
Penumbras will be exhibited at the Chaplin Cinema until February 11 and thereafter it will begin its projection on the national circuit of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.
Source: prensa Latina