Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Some few hours after the conclusion of the 39th Festival of New Latin American Cinema, the foreign press accredited in Cuba will select today the film to receive the Glauber Rocha Award, sponsored by Prensa Latina News Agency.
Foreign media correspondents will select the fiction feature film that deals with a high artistic level the social reality of the region and the struggle for human improvement.
The award will be delivered tomorrow suring the collateral awarding ceremony of the 39th edition of the Festival, taking place in this capital, from December 8 to 17.
Founded in 1985, the award was intended to encourage the New Latin American Cinema movement, which emerged in the 60s of the last century in search of a decolonized visual image.
Its promoters decided to give it the name of the late Brazilian filmmaker, Glauber Rocha, one of the pioneers of that movement and director of about 15 documentaries and full-length figure films, among them classics such as ‘Antonio das Mortes’ and ‘Dios y Diablo en la tierra del sol’ (God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun).
The award consists of an accrediting diploma and a giclée printing of ‘El beso’, an original painting by prominent Cuban artist, Arturo Montoto.