Cuba’s most important cinematographic event, the XXXVII International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, will run between the 3rd and 13th of December next and feature nine Cuban films that will compete in the event’s different categories.
Of these, the Cuban Institute for Art and the Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC from the Spanish initials) is represented by the films Cuba Libre (Jorge Luis Sanchez), Bailando con Margot (Arturo Santana), La cosa humana (Gerardo Chijona) and Vuelos prohibidos (Rigoberto López-Julio Carranza).
The feature films El acompañante (Pavel Giroud), Cafe amargo (Rigoberto Jimenez), La obra del siglo (Carlos Machado) Espejuelos oscuros (Jessica Rodríguez) y Caballos (Fabián Suárez) are from socalled independent or alternative stables which have over the past number of years been gaining significant ground within the seventh art’s space.
Amongst the Cuban documentary films to be screened during the Festival are Últimos días de una casa (Lourdes de los Santos) and Una luz de inteligencia y amor (Regino Miguel Oliver), the first of which will compete and the latter be otherwise screened.
There is dedicated space in the XXXVII Festival of New Latin American Cinema for animated work, within which ICAIC will present El camarón encantado (Adrián López), Las aventuras de Juan Quinquín (Alexander Rodríguez) y Xip Zérep contra los Vampiros Lácteos (Juan Padrón).
The competition, founded in 1979, promotes cinematographic works that, by virtue of their essence and artistic values, contribute to the enrichment and validation of Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity.
Every December, in addition to workshops, seminars and encounters with notable cinematographic personalities from the region, the event hosts competitions in the categories of Fiction, Documentary, New Works, Un-Published Scripts and Posters.
In conjunction with the competition, the event screens a broad sample of contemporary works from other parts of the world which, because of their thematic transcendence, successfully compliment regional entries.
The Festival’s prize represents a coral, symbolizing the great reefs that abound in seas surrounding the zone; an artistic flair that perpetuates interest in Latin American and Caribbean identity.Share on FB Share on TT