miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010

Mexican Film Will Open Havana Festival

Revolution, a Mexican film comprising ten shorts of 10 minutes each, will open the 32nd Havana Film Festival, which is dedicated to that historical event.

Revolution will premiere at the opening ceremony on December 2, festival director Ivan Giroud told reporters.

The shorts deal with different historical periods and star Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, and Carlos Reygadas.

Each short gives an outline of contemporary Mexican society, and asks what is left of those struggles and values. For instance, Chenillo represents the working class basing on the romance of two store employees.

This year, the festival will devote one of its sections to festivities for the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution: 17 films, 14 of them cartoons. They include: Chicogrande (Big Boy), by Felipe Cazals; El atentado (The Attack), by Jorge Fons, and El cometa del centenario (The comet of the Centennial) by Rene Castillo.

A total of 515 films and short films will be presented at the 32nd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which will take place in Havana between 2 and 12 next December, said the chairman of the event, Alfredo Guevara. During a press conference, held at Havana's Hotel Nacional, Guevara said that the filmmakers arrive in the Island at a crucial moment for the future of the Cuban Revolution.

No hay comentarios: