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Cuban Director Premiers The Annunciation
With a luxury cast, starred by Veronica Lynn, Broselianda Hernandez, Hector Noa, Ismael de Diego and child Roberto Diaz, the film was presented to an audience on Friday night, as part of the activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Cinematographic Art and Industry Institute.

That institution's Chair Pablo Pacheco highlighted the values of Pineda Barnet, "brave in the emotion of his points of view, which uncover the different conflicts in everyday life in Cuba today."

The filmmaker said to be moved, after 20 years without premiering a film, and highlighted to have reflected in "The Annunciation" the essence of these times. Love each other beyond all differences, because there is no other protection than ourselves, he stated, paraphrasing the movie's final scene.

In barely 90 minutes, The Annunciation develops in a small apartment in a building on the central intersection of Vedado's 12 and 23 streets, in Havana. With effects and sound that play between drama and thriller, the feature film tells the story of Amalia, a high school teacher that turns to spiritualism in her old age, seeking harmony in her home environment.

Author of memorable films, as "Soy Cuba" (I am Cuba), "Giselle," "Mella," "Aquella Larga Noche" (That Long Night), and "La Bella del Alhambra" (The Beauty of the Alhambra), Pineda Barnet is preparing an autobiographical novel and has five other films as immediate projects.


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