The first Cuban Film Festival begins in France

The first Cuban Film Festival was inaugurated in the French city of Vitry-sur-Seine with the projection of the film the benny (2006) by director Jorge Luis Sánchez and inspired by the iconic figure of Benny Moré.

Organized by the association Cuba Coopération France (CubaCoop) and Vitry-sur-Seine, the event has the special participation of the poet Nancy Morejón (1944), National Prize for Literature in 2001 and decorated with the insignia of Official of the Order of Merit of the French Republic.

Until June 24, those attending the event that takes place in the town of the Val-de-Marne department, will be able to enjoy the films Strawberry and Chocolate (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea / Juan Carlos Tabío, 1993); The oldest (Rigoberto López, 2020); Conduct (Ernesto Daranas, 2014) and comedies esther somewhere (Gerardo Chijona, 2013) and Havana Boccaccerías (Arturo Soto, 2013).

The festival will cover both movie theaters and open spaces, with cultural activities that will facilitate an approach to the music and dance of the largest of the Antilles, conversations and debates, it specifies PL.

Other proposals include works from the audiovisual project Televisión Serrana, an exhibition by the Cuban painter Lázaro Silveira Noa and the exhibition of emblematic movie posters from the island.

Last December Cuba and France celebrated 120 years of their diplomatic relations established on July 24, 1902 when François Edmond Bruwaert presented his credentials to President Tomás Estrada Palma.

A year later, Cuba established its own Legation in France and appointed Rafael María Merchán as head of mission, who presented his credentials to French President Emile Loubet.

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