Havana Films Festival’s awards and remarks
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- 12 / 14 / 2009
The Brazilian film industry has reaffirmed its strength at Havana New Latin American Film Festival by clinching 9 awards.
Two of them went to Marcelo Gomes´ film "Viajo porque necesito, vuelvo porque te amo" (I travel because I need it to, I come back because I love you).
This film was awarded with the third prize and also with the best sound track performed by musicians Ricardo Cruz y Waldier Xavier.
Brazil entered 23 productions in the renowned cinematographic contest and was also conferred with the Best Artistic contribution for Esmir Filho´s film "Los Famosos y Los Duendes de la Muerte" (The Famous and the Goblins of Death)
Also Ricardo Della Rosa´s movie "A la Deriva" (Adrift) was awarded Best Photograph.
Meanwhile, Mexico won 5 awards. The film "El Traspatio" (Backyard) was awarded with the Best Original Script by Sabine Berman and with the Best Edition that went to Oscar Figueroa. Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa was distinguished with the Festival´s
First Coral Award for her film "La Teta Asustada" (The Scared Tit) (image), and Chilean Sebastián Silva got the second prize with the film "La Nana" (The Nanny).
Brazilian film "Viajo porque necesito, vuelvo porque te amo" (I travel because I need, I come back because I love you) got third and the Special Jury Award went to Argentinean Juan José Campanella´s production "El secreto de sus ojos" (The Secret
of His Eyes).
In the Festival´s First Work Contest the awards were conferred to productions from Chile, Uruguay, Mexico and Colombia. The First Award went to Chilean film Huacho of Alejandro Fernandez.
The second and third awards went to Uruguay´s "Gigante" (Giant) of Adrian Biniez and Mexico´s "Cinco días sin Nora" (Five Days without Nora) of Mariana Chenillo, respectively. Both movies were among the favourite to clinch the Festival prime award.
Meanwhile, host Cuba won four honours, one of them for Best Poster with the documentary film "La Marea" (The Tide), which was
also awarded with a special merit by the Jury.