Cuban movies to be screened today at Havana Film Festival
Three Cuban feature films and seven documentaries will be presented today to the public on the seventh day of the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival, which runs in this city until December 18th.
Ultimos Dias en la Habana, a 92-minute film by multi-award-winning director Fernando Pérez Valdés, which competes with 17 other works for the Coral Prize, will be screened at 5 pm in Yara movie.
Starring Jorge Martínez and Patricio Wood, the last proposal of Pérez, 2007 National Film Award, tells the story of two friends: Diego, a patient with HIV / AIDS, and Miguel, who wants to move to New York.
Another movie will be Esteban, by Jonal Cosculluela, which won five awards at the last Ibero-American Festival in Huelva and, this time, competes in the category of Debut Film.
This work, which will be screened at 10 am and 3 pm at Walfredo Piñeira room in Old Havana, reflects the experience of a nine-year-old boy who has a talent for music and wants to be a pianist, despite his difficult reality and having no family or friend related to art.
Los Sobrevivientes, a 130-minute movie by Cuban filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, who died on April 16, 1996, can also be seen by moviegoers today.
This film, made in 1978, will be presented at 5 pm in 23 and 12 Cinema, as part of the section Restored Classics, one of the novelties of this edition of the Festival, made for the first time in 1979 at the initiative of filmmaker Alfredo Guevara and other personalities.
The local documentaries will be Diálogo con mi abuela, Los que se quedaron, Nada con nadie, Veinte años, CPH-Aquelarre, La chirola and José Manuel, la mula y el televisor.
Today's program also includes a master class on music in the movies by the outstanding American composer Peter Golub.
Dedicated to the filmmaker Julio García Espinosa and to San Antonio de los Baños International School of Cinema and Television, this edition of the event includes the showing of more than 400 materials, classified in long and short feature films, documentaries and animations. (acn)