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.
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.
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.