The festival of Latin American Cinema

The Argentinean film The Illustrious Citizen, by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, will inaugurate the 38th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema

By: Alejandro A. Madorrán Durán

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2016-11-18 | 17:53:57 EST
The Argentinean film The Illustrious Citizen, by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, will inaugurate the 38th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, on December 8 at the Karl Marx Theatre.

The festival of the seventh art in Havana, which will run until December 18, will be dedicated to the great Cuban filmmaker Julio García Espinosa and the 30th anniversary of the International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, according to a press conference this Thursday by Iván Giroud, director of the Festival.

With nearly two thousand materials presented during the event, a total of 437 works will be screened and 18 feature films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba will compete; In representation of the island will compete  The Last days in Havana, by Fernando Perez; It is no longer like before, by Lester Hamlet, and Sharing Stella, by Enrique Álvarez Martínez.

There will also be 22 works in the category of short and medium-length films, 18 first works, 26 documentaries, 27 animated films, 25 unpublished scripts and 24 posters.

For this edition of the Festival also includes the visit of prestigious figures of the celluloid, like the American directors Oliver Stone and Brian de Palma; Actresses Sonia Braga and Marisa Paredes, from Brazil and Spain, respectively; and filmmakers Tristán Bauer of Argentina and Demián Bichir of Mexico, both members of the jury of the event.

Translated by ESTI

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