New York, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Film Conduct Opens New York Film Festival of Havana on 3 April, an event marked for the popularity peaked by the movie directed by Ernesto Daranas among the public in the Caribbean country. Until April 15, the festival, whose program includes 45 Latin American films and also includes a tribute to the 55 years of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) will be extended.
In its fifteenth edition, the event will screen 24 productions selected island especially for the occasion by film critic and director of the Cinematheque of Cuba, Luciano Castillo, said festival artistic director, Diana Vargas.
Although these works are emblematic of Cuban cinema, are little known in the US, he added.
Another significant element, he said, will be the presence of prestigious Cuban directors like Gerardo Cuban Chijona and actor Jorge Perugorría, among others.
Board American films, the festival covers Billboard tapes Argentina , Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Puerto Rico, Vargas said.
The festival will close Lucia Puenzo of Argentina, with the New York premiere of his film The German doctor, an unnerving story about experiments in the South American nation by the Nazi Josef Mengele.
At the end, we will deliver the Havana Star Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Documentary.
The main headquarters of this annual event lie in the Quad Cinema in Manhattan and meeting Queens counties and the Bronx.