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

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

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 Mexico and ends up becoming a thug, stunned by the luxury of life at the service of organized crime, while others live a miserable and poor life.
Luis Estrada’s film also won the Coral Awards for best artistic direction, costume and original score.
The second prize for best feature film went to Brazil’s El abismo plateado or The Golden Abyss, directed by Karim Ainouz, and the third went to Fábula (Fable) by Cuban director Lester Hamlet.
Brazilian Rodrigo Santoro took home the award as best male actor for his performance in the film Heleno, while his fellow countrywoman Alessandra Negrini won the Coral as best actress for El abismo plateado.

Source: Cubasi

Entry filed under: AWARDS, CUBA INT FILM FEST, FILM FESTIVALS. Tags: , , , , , , .

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