jueves, 13 de enero de 2011

“Boleto al Paraiso” to participate at the Sundance Festival

The Cuban film Boleto al Paraíso (A ticket to Paradise), the most recent film by Gerardo Chijona, was selected to participate at the Sundance Festival.

Boleto al Paraiso was one of the 13 films chosen by the selection committee among over 1,000 productions that hoped to be included in the Sundance Festival.

The event, scheduled for January 20-30, 2011, in Park City, Utah, in the United States, was set up by actor and director Robert Redford, and it is considered as one of the most important film festivals internationally.

The Cuban film is Chijona’s fourth movie; it was produced by the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) with the participation of Malas Compañias P.C. (Spain), the Foundation Villa del Cine (Venezuela) and the support of the IBERMEDIA Program.

Chijona, director of comedies such as Adorables mentiras (Adorable lies), Un paraiso bajo las estrellas (A paradise under the stars) and Perfecto amor equivocado (Perfect wrong love), explained

that he and photography director, Raul Perez Ureta, wanted the film to be a demi-documentary and to tell the story through images rather than dialogues and dramatic actions.

The film was shot in 52 locations and lasted about six weeks, including 25 night calls and more than a year looking for young actors for the leading characters.

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