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The ICAIC celebrated the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the frequently awarded Cuban movie La Bella de la Alhambra, directed by the national cinema award Enrique Pineda Barnet.

Pineda Barnet declared at the time that the movie “is a tribute to those who have made and still make possible our national theatre, from the founders of Cuban theatre.”

Cuban cinema celebrated the appearance on the big screen of this movie with the special presentation of the movie and the premiere of the documentary Canción de Rachel by Carlos Barba, in the Chaplin cinema.

There were its producer, accompanied by actress Beatriz Valdés, who gave life to the vedette Rachel, the production team and guests from Cuban culture.

The movie, based on the novel by Miguel Barnet, Canción de Rachel, captivated more than a million Cuban spectators and it sold more than all the previous ones in the cinemas where it was shown.

La Bella de la Alambra was the first Cuban movie to win the Goya award, in the best foreign Spanish speaking category, given by the Academy for Movie Arts and Sciences from Spain.

Source: ICAIC

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