Cuban Movie Awarded at Saharan Film Festival
Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata, the movie tells the store of a boy and a girl who defend their friendship, despite their families rivalry, by standing up for their rights to take part in the decisions affecting their future.
Since its premiere in 2005, the film has won more than 30 awards, among them the Grand Prix Ecrans Juniors at the Cannes Film Festival (France), the audience award in Greece, and the Best Picture award in Wurzburg, Germany.
The "Dessert Rose", which is the grand prize of the Sahara Festival, was shared by a Spanish documentary Hacia el mundo con tus ojos, by Astrid Ester; and the French film Azur and Asmar, by Michel Ocelot.
Films screened during the festival "which was presided over by Peruvian producer Javier Corcuera" included Volver, by Pedro Almodovar; Pans Labyrinth, by Guillermo del Toro; and Alatriste, by Agustin Diaz Yanes.
Movies from Spain and France were also awarded at the festival.
The festival, held at the Wilaya de Dajla refugee camp in Tinduf, Algeria, was aimed at protesting the plight of the peoples of the African continent.
Source: Juventud Rebelde