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A selection of 30 feature films and audiovisual works from short films, animation and documentaries made between 1961 and 2009, comprise the display of Cuba as the guest of honor at the International Film Festival in Mexico City (FICCMEXICO).
The meeting, planned by the Ministry of Culture of the Federal District, with support from the Ministry of Tourism, will be held from 4 to 13 February at different sites of Mexico City, among which the Zocalo.
The festival will consist of about 130 titles and sections such as the Mexican Film Festival, will present recent films of national cinematography, including some premieres in the capital. This edition will also feature two competitive sections: National and International and the back, to provide an opportunity to learn about the most important in the history of film making in the Caribbean country and its recent production.
Before 1959 there was in Cuba a film industry, but only isolated attempts, usually co-produced film with Mexico, Spain and Argentina, among other Latin American countries. With the triumph of the Cuban Revolution created the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), considered the real take-off of Cuban cinema with a distinct cultural identity. Since 1959 the Cuban cinema began to participate in festivals and film.
Thanks to director Santiago Alvarez, separated from the creator and director of new talent, the school was a real documentary. Around these years he founded the Cinematheque of Cuba, who was the first Latin American to store your most important titles of the film, and set the art cinema to serve the people.
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A Cuban movie season is being celebrated in the Greek city of Volos, capital of Magnesia prefecture, in which films and documentaries of the Caribbean country were shown this weekend.
The organizers of the event said on Monday that it was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Film Industry (ICAIC). (more…)
Raúl Pérez Ureta, one of the contemporary Cuban cinema’s main photography directors, has been awarded the National Film Prize, a distinction that has recognized the lifetime work of such figures as Alfredo Guevara, Julio García Espinosa, Humberto Solás, Daisy Granados, Fernando Pérez, Nelson Rodríguez, and Leo Brouwer, among others.
Influenced by images inherited from great international photographers such as Greg Toland, Gianni di Venanzo, Jordan Cronenweth, and Serguei Urusevski, Raúl Pérez Ureta has a peculiar way of illuminating, framing, composing, and moving the camera. Each distinguished reference has nurtured his faculty to position light, his great subtlety to design the visual atmosphere of a film.
Kiddo (Chamaco), the made-in-Cuba movie premiering Tuesday at Miami International Film Festival, has no intention of charming its audiences.
“It’s not a movie that pleases viewers the way American films do,” director Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti says from his home in Havana. “It’s bitter, hard, without any sugar-coating, a tough movie to swallow. It speaks of the dark side of human nature, and people are not accustomed to such a harsh discourse.” (more…)
Every February, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) presents a special exhibition in which we can enjoy what’s being done by the island’s youngest film directors.
On this occasion, the 9th edition will take place from February 23 to 28 and will be dedicated to Humberto Solas, a director who undertook cinema without many technological resources or large budgets, but who had a lot to say. (more…)
The 11th International Festival of Documentary Films “Santiago Alvarez In Memoriam” will take place in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on March 8-13 with almost 20 countries represented.
A total of 22 films will be competing in this event that aims at promoting works dedicated to important topics of today’s world and at analyzing the role of documentaries. At the same time, more than 60 works will be screened out of competition. (more…)
Carleton to Screen “Lucia,” Classic Film on Revolutionary Cuba
The Carleton College Art Gallery will present a screening of Humberto Solas’ 1969 movie “Lucia” on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. in the Boliou Hall auditorium. Carol Donelan, associate professor of cinema and media studies, and Yansi Perez, assistant professor of Spanish, will introduce the film, which charts women’s roles during three separate periods in Cuban history.
This showing coincides with the art gallery’s current exhibition of Latin American social and political posters from the 1950s to the present, which includes a publicity poster for the “Lucia.” This event is free and open to the public. (more…)