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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New York Festival Dedicated to Cuban Filmmakers Santiago Álvarez and Humberto Solás



Havana, Mar 31.- Ten years after its creation, the Havana Film Festival in New York will be held from April 16th through the 23rd, dedicated to Cubans Santiago Álvarez and Humberto Solás and to Colombian Luis Ospina.
The event will open with the premiere of the Cuban comedy El Cuerno de la Abundancia (The Horn of Plenty), by Juan Carlos Tabío, which was the winner of the Third Coral Prize and Best Script category during the 2008 International Film Festival in Havana and a Special Mention at that of Cartagena.

Starring in it is Jorge Perugorría (Strawberry and Chocolate), who will participate in the question and answer section after the presentation of the comedy.

During the program entitled "El cine urgente de Santiago Álvarez” participants can enjoy four of his works: "LBJ" (1968), "Now", (1965), "Hanoi Martes 13" (1967) and "79 Primaveras" (1969).

In a press release, the event’s organizers highlight that even after his death Álvarez continues to be the documentary maker par excellence, EFE news agency reports.

Solás, who died in September at 66, and is considered one of the most important figures of Ibero-American cinema, will be remembered at the New York Festival with "Un hombre de éxito", which made history in 1986 for being the first Cuban film nominated for an Oscar in the Best Film in another language (other than English), and "Adela", his last movie, shot in 2005.

The work of Colombian Ospina will also be highlighted, with films like "Más allá de la ficción: un tributo a Luis Ospina",  "Andrés Caicedo, unos pocos buenos amigos", "Agarrando pueblo" and "La desazón suprema, retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo".(ACN)