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The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) already have the movie they will propose as a candidate for nomination at the Academy Awards in the United States, and the Goya Awards in Spain. Such is the case of Conducta, directed by Ernesto Daranas.

The film was selected by a committee in which the filmmaker Fernando Perez and director of the Exhibition of Young Cinema, Marisol Rodriguez participated. They said that this film express "a high quality and an authentically Cuban and universal drama at once" said the commission.

Conducta, released in February with great success with audiences and critics, tells the history of Chala, an eleven-year-old boy living in a marginal environment with his mother addicted to drink, and aims to train dogs fight to find income to his home. Carmela a veteran sixth grade teacher whom Chala feels great respect, they establish a strong relationship. The teacher will assume the ethical commitment to defend the boy who will be taken to a disciplinary center by the direction of their school.

Armando Valdes interprets the character of the child, selected in the casting called for that role. To the teacher Carmela gives life the experienced actress Alina Rodriguez.

This film recently received the Best Screenplay Award at the International Film Festival of Brasilia and the First Prize of the Audience Preference in the 18 Film Festival of Lima. To these joins, the Award for Best Picture and Best Actress at the Film Festival of Havana in New York, and Biznaga Silver award for Best Feature at the XVII Malaga Film Festival (Spain).

Since its premiere and award-winning career in international festivals, Conducta has been described as a "tough, critical, sentimental, thrilling and controversial movie.”

Source: Diario de Cuba

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