Havana, Dec 4 – More than 20 feature films from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela will compete for the Coral Award at the 35th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, to be held Dec. 5-15 in this capital.
The current Latin American context in its political, social, economic, and cultural aspects is the focus of these films, some of which have won awards at other international events.
Argentina, with a regular presence in the Cuban festival, will screen four films, including “La reconstruccion” (The reconstruction) by Juan Esteban Taratuto, and “La paz” (Peace) by Santiago Loza.
The issue of dictatorships in several Latin American countries and their consequences, was taken up by Brazilian director Lucia Murat, with “Memorias cruzadas” (Crossed Memories), along with “Circo” (Circus), by Chilean filmmaker Orlando Lubbert.
Cuba will premiere the comedy film “Boccaccerias habaneras,” by Arthur Soto, which was inspired by “El Decameron” (The Decameron) by Italian Giovanni Boccaccio.
Mexico also will be well-represented in the festival, with “Club sandwich” by Fernando Eimbcke, “La tercera llamada” (The Third Call) by Francisco Franco; “Las horas muertas” (Dead Hours) by Aaron Fernandez, and “Heli” by Amat Escalante.
Venezuela, a nation in the region with a growing film industry, will participate with the film “Pelo malo” (Bad Hair), by Mariana Rondon, a winner at the San Sebastian film festival and the recently concluded International Film Festival in Puerto Rico, among others.
Source: Prensa Latina