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The "Humberto Solas" International Low-Budget Film Festival opens Monday in the eastern coastal city of Gibara, with the screening of the film "Un dia de noviembre" (A day in November).

The event, which as of this edition will bear the name of its creator, who passed away in 2008, will take place until April 19 in the eastern city of Gibara, with the attendance of filmmakers from 20 countries.

About 112 movies will compete in categories of unpublished scripts, documentaries, and experimental video works, among others.

According to organizers, the festival will pay special tribute to Cuban filmmaker Tomas Gutierrez Alea, with the screening of the 93-minute documentary "Titon: de La Habana a la Guantanamera," directed by Mirta Ibarra, actress and widow of the film director.

Films like "Fresa y Chocolate" and "La muerte de un burócrata," both directed by Titon, as well as "La anunciacion," by Enrique Pineda Barnet and "Los dioses rotos," first work by Ernesto Daranas, will also be shown during the contest.


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