American filmmaker Oliver Stone to participate in Havana Film Festival
The renowned American filmmaker Oliver Stone will present his latest film "Snowden" (2016) during the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival, to be held from December 8 to 18 in this city.
Ivan Giroud, president of the event, told the press that the film will arrive in Cuba after participating in important cinematographic contests in the world, such as the Festivals of Toronto, Canada, and San Sebastian, Spain.
The movie, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Edward Snowden, seeks to bring the viewer to the story of this computer specialist, who published from June 2013 classified documents on various surveillance programs of the American Government.
Stone, interested since his inception by a personal political cinema, has addressed other key moments of American history such as the Vietnam War (Platoon); the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK); the Watergate scandal (Nixon); and the events of September 11, 2001 (World Trade Center).
It is not the first time that he comes to Havana; the documentaries Comandante (2003) and his sequence Looking for Fidel (2004), both dedicated to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, were born from his previous visits in 2002 and 2003.
With a significant presence of US feature films out of competition and some 400 movies from the continent, the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival will return to the big screens of the Cuban capital.
The list of American films includes Jackie, by Pablo Larraín; Jonathan Jakubowicz´s Hands of Stone; and La La Land, by Damien Chazelle, the latter won the People´s Choice Award at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). (acn)