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In Eastern Cuban Mountain Ranges will be the Mountain Book Festival and and Film Festivals
Running through April 27 in eastern Cuban mountain ranges will be the Mountain Book Festival and the fourth National Mountain Cinema Festival.

Important titles by Cuban publishing houses "with a special edition dedicated to children" will be arriving in a number of remote municipalities that are difficult to access.

The best in literature will reach the residents of mountain communities in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila (concluding tomorrow), Granma (April 16-20), Holguín (April 16-22) and Guantánamo (April 17, 22, 24 and 27). The festival has already concluded in the provinces of Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba.

Along with this literary fiesta will be held the fourth National Mountain Cinema Festival, which will conclude this coming Sunday after paying homage to recently deceased actor Sergio Corrieri and marking the 35th anniversary of the premiere of The Man from Maisinicú, by Manuel Pérez.

The event will also recognize the outstanding work of the Televisión Serrana network in the audiovisual field. Shown will be the movies Alegría (Happiness) and Variaciones de la primavera (Variations of spring), by Lenia S. Tejera; Bebiendo de Oshún (Drinking from Oshún) and Armonía de dos (Harmony of two), by Rafael Hong Tornes; and Burlar el silencio (Mocking the silence), by Ariagna Fajardo.

The 2008 National Cinema Award winner, Juan Padrón, will be honored with the projection of several short Elpidio Valdés animations, while those attending will be able to appreciate other cartoons produced by the ICAIC Animation Studies department, such as Kukuy y la semilla mágica (Kukuy and the magic seed), by Juan Ruiz; Fauna de Cuba (Fauna of Cuba); El gato (The cat), by Elisa Rivas, and La fiesta de los bravos (The party of the brave ones), by Antonio Nodarse.

There will be no shortage of foreign films, in that planned for showing are: El buen nombre (The good name), by Aim Nair; Una vez (Once), by John Carney; Vecinos (Neighbors), by Pal Sletaune; Ángel-A, by Luc Besson; Tierra (Earth), La película de nuestro planeta (The movie of our planet), by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield; and Un verano para toda la vida (One summer for all a lifetime), by Rod Hardy.


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