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Cuban Filmmaker Ian Padron Receives Glauber Rocha Award


Cuban filmmaker Ian Padron said it was an honor to receive the Glauber Rocha 2011 award, which carries the name, he said, of one of the filmmakers he admires the most.
PL Rocha was one of the most important Latin American filmmakers, and the father of the new Latin American cinema. The award also has a special meaning for me. I was born the same day of the creator of Entranced Earth and God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun, said Padron. (more…)

13/12/2011 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

Mexico wins top award at the La Havana Latin American Film Festival


The Mexican movie El infierno or Hell, directed by Luis Estrada, took home the First Coral Award as best feature film at the 33 International New Latin American Film Festival.
The jury decided to grant the coveted Prize to the Mexican film for its efficacy to impact the audience with one of the most important issues facing Latin American today.
The work is an acid portrayal of violence and drug trafficking, it is the story of a Mexican deportee in the United States; 20 years after he has lived in the US as an undocumented immigrant he returns to (more…)

13/12/2011 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

“The Empty Nest” winner of the Habana’s Film Festival


The Hispano-Peruvian film “The Empty Nest” by Claudia Llosa, today won the first prize for feature film Youth Film Festival of La Havana. The second prize “Coral” in this category corresponded to the Chilean-Mexican “Nana” by Sebastián Silva, and the third at the Brazilian “I travel because I need, I go back because I love you”, by Marcelo Gomes, Karim Aïnouz. (more…)

13/12/2009 at 3:41 pm

The best cuban films in the last ten years


A tribute to the Cuban film industry on the occasion of its half a century of existence.

The ten titles that reached the finals in a survey sponsored by the Cuban Association of Cinematographic Press to select the most notable films in the history of cinema on the island make up one of the special showings of the 31st International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in Havana. (more…)

11/12/2009 at 11:10 pm

The 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will be officially inaugurated today


The 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will be officially inaugurated today with a cultural gala and the screening of the Spanish-Argentinean film ‘El secreto de sus ojos’ by Juan Jose Campanella at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. (more…)

04/12/2009 at 5:34 pm

Havana’s International Festival of New Latin American Cinema


A total of 105 films representing 17 countries are slated for participation in the 31st International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana. The Festival’s Official Film Selection includes 110 films, of which 105 will compete for the Coral Awards in the categories of fiction feature film (21), first film [opera prima] (21), fiction short film (15), documentary (24), and animation (24). The other 5 will be screened but not slated to compete. New and seasoned directors, such as Suzana Amaral, will come together to present their work from December 3 to 13, 2009.

Most of the young directors representing new talent from Cuba are graduates of Cuban film schools, such as the San Antonio de los Baños Film Institute, which has produced quite a few directors that have achieved recognition around the world. Among the participating films, Brazil has presented the most material with 23 films competing in the five different categories, followed by Argentina and Mexico with 21 works each; Chile and Cuba (9), Peru (7), and Colombia, Uruguay, and Venezuela (4 each). Bolivia, Canada, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom have each registered one film.

30/11/2009 at 5:54 am

Latin American films throughout Guantanamo


Guantanamo, Nov. 27. – A dozen film productions will be opened in this eastern territory from December 4 to 13 as part of the offers of the 31st Festival of the New Latin-American Film.

Distant about 900 km from Havana, the province will present some of the most relevant movies during the last the event, which brings together many Latin American filmmakers each year in December. (more…)

28/11/2009 at 8:33 pm

Argentinean film to open the Havana Film Festival


Argentine opens once again the event with a Juan José Campanellá‘s film.

As in previous edition, the 31st International Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema proves that south also exists. I evoke Pino Solanas’s emblematic film that won the Coral because Argentine opens once again the event with Juan José Campanella’s film “El secreto de tus ojos”.

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28/11/2009 at 8:27 pm


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