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  • 01 / 04 / 2013

A group of script writers directed by filmmaker Delso Aquino and actress Yelisett Valdes are preparing a movie version on the life of deceased singer-composer Polo Montañez.

Promoters of the project consider Polo as one of the icons of typical Cuban country music and believe this a necessary film in the audiovisual universe of the island for the importance of his music, says digital site of TV channel Telepinar, in Cuba�s westernmost province.

Aquino, known to the Cuban public for his telefilms La Luna en el Agua (Moon on the Water), El Eclipse (The Eclipse), Operación Casting, Inevitable and Mejilla con mejilla (Cheek to Cheek), is leading this project which pretends to render tribute to the memory of the singer.

I feel that Cuban culture owes a film to Polo�s memory as he was a person very well loved by the people, a revelation, an immense personality, emphasized the filmmaker.

Aquino added the group is now immerse in scriptwriting and they already have an initial team of four, formed also by script writer Amilcar Salatti and producer Santiago Yapur, of the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry.

Yelisett Valdes called the deceased country musician as a very happy person and assured this new film will surely have the bohemian spirit of the guajiro (peasant) and his music.

Polo Montañez, whose real name was Fernando Borrego Linares, was a singer and composer of Pinar del Rio, deceased in 2002 due to a car accident.

He was the third Cuban ever to receive a Platinum Disc for his first CD Guajiro Natural, followed by Guitarra Mia. Formed empirically, he is recognized for having made the most authentic rhythms of the Cuban countryside, universal.

Souce: Prensa Latina

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