Withthe exhibition of the Brazilian El filme de mi vida by Selton Mello at the Karl Marx Theateron December 8,the 39thInternationalNew Latin American Film Festival (FINCL)will officially kick off. kick offin Havana until the 17th that month,Chairman of the event Iván Giroud announced.
On that same evening, in which the Camerata Romeu and pianist Alejandro Falcón will take part, the Coral HonorPrize will be awarded to the filmmaker Carlos Diegues, one of the founders of Cinema Novo, an important cinematograph current that emerged in Latin Americain late1950s and early 1960s last century.
The event will also feature the American filmmaker James Ivory, various timesOscarprizewinner, who will offer a master class and will take part in some of the presentations of a tribute cycle which includes eight of his most outstanding works, such as Esperando a Mr. Bridge, Una habitación oscura y La condesa rusa.
The festival program includes 404 films, Giroudsaid. Argentina has the largest representation with 65 films, followed by Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, in addition to other countries in the region and the world. With pleasure, it can be verified that a 34 % of the works have been directed by women, he said.
Two films fromCuba will be competingin fiction films for the Coral Prize: Los buenas demonios, by Gerardo Chijona, and Sergio & Serguéi, by Ernesto Daranas. The short films 25 hours by Carlos Barba and the cartoon Los dos príncipes by Yemelí Cruz and Adanoe Lima will also be in competition. The documentary will presentGloria City, from the renowned actress and director Isabel Santos, and El proyecto, by Alejandro Alonso.
Translated by ESTI