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  • Submitted by: lena campos
  • 03 / 28 / 2013

Renowned Cuban actor and director Jorge Perugorria will receive the Gloria Career Achievement Award from the Chicago Latino Film Festival, event organizers have announced.

The executive director of the event, Pepe Vargas, said in a release that since his memorable performance in "Fresa y chocolate" (Strawberry and Chocolate) in 1993, Perugorria "has excelled from one film to the next, and is now considered a classic of contemporary Latin American and Spanish cinema."

"He is a man who is not afraid of pushing himself and exploring new art forms and excelling at them. Undoubtedly, he is one of our acting giants," Vargas added.

The director of "Se vende" (Selling), his latest film, will receive the award on April 19 during the so-called Argentina Night at the Festival, in which the film "Matrimonio" (Marriage) from that country, starring Cecilia Roth and Dario Grandinetti, will be screened.

As part of the event's program, Perugorria will participate in a special celebration on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Fresa y chocolate," a Cuban film directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon) and Juan Carlos Tabio, and nominated for an Oscar award in the category of Best Foreign Film.

The 29th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival will take place on April 11 to 25, with the exhibition of more than 100 feature and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States.

Source: Prensa Latina

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