French film festival returns to Havana

The festival of Cinema French in Cuba returns as of June 15 to the big screens of Havana theaters, after two years of absence due to measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country, according to media reports on the island.

From the capital’s Cine Chaplin and during the presentation held this Thursday, the ambassador of France in Cuba, Patrice Paoli, meant that this 23rd edition includes a varied audiovisual sample as evidence of the plurality and transforming power of what is recognized as the seventh art, according to a report of the Prensa Latina (PL) agency.

In the diplomat’s opinion, the films included in the selection invite reflective thinking, testify to the extensive ties between the European nation and Cuba, and the will to remain among the moviegoers of the largest of the Antilles, adds the media.

The diplomat added that the billboard will pay tribute to the director of Greek origin Costa-Gavras, and to the French actor Jacques Perrin, the text refers.

Thanks to joint work, the Cuban public will receive a filmography that references values, cultural diversity, democracy, human rights and other issues marked by a peculiar aesthetic, content, forms of artistic expression and great sensitivity, said Paoli, quoted by PL.

These emblematic films determine guidelines in the visual universe and provide solidity to the history of cinema in the European nation, synonymous with constant evolution and ways of doing with transcendence in time as one of the most valued manifestations worldwide, added the ambassador, depending on the source.

According to reports, the show is made up of 14 films, two documentaries and three animated films, and during the opening, scheduled for 8:00 pm at the Yara cinema, the film will be screened make me flywhich will be presented by director Christophe Barratier.

PL underlines that the activities of the French cinema event on the Island will take place until June 30, scheduled, among others, by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (Icaic) and by Christophe Barratier and Nouredine Essadi, founders and organizers of the show and representatives of the Cinemanía association. Likewise, it will have the collaboration of several French entities in Cuba.

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