The Havana Film Festival in New York will present more than 30 films

The Havana Film Festival in New York will present more than 30 films

(EFE).- More than 30 films, some in world premieres, will be presented this year at the Havana Film Festival in New York, which will take place from November 3 to 10 and will pay tribute to the popular actor and theater teacher Alexis Diaz de Villegas ( Juan of the Dead), who passed away last June, the organizing committee reported on Monday.

They will also pay tribute to the filmmaker Pastor Vega (1940-2005), director of films such as Theresa’s portrait Y Parallel livesand Rigoberto López (1947-2019), with a filmography that includes more than 20 works, including The oldest Y I am from son to salsa.

He also indicated that in this 22nd edition of the Festival, which will also have forums attended by directors, films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Latinos in the United States will be presented. Joined.

There will also be a book launch. The story in a yellow envelopeby Iván Giroud, on November 6.

Most of the 23 films compete for the Havana Star Award, including the one that opens the festival, Alternateby the Argentine Diego Lerman ( So suddenly, Refugee), which had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

The festival ends with the awards ceremony and the world premiere of the documentary ‘La Habana de Fito’, by Juan Pin Vilar

Lerman and actress Renata Lerman, recently awarded the Silver Shell for Best Supporting Actress at the San Sebastian Film Festival, will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

This edition will take audiences from fictional films that include a wacky Cuban story of twisted attractions ( dark lovesby Gerardo Chijona), a neo- not to go of struggle and redemption set in a dystopian Peru ( Future timesby Víctor Checa) to a candid exploration by 6 directors of the feelings and realities of Cuban society during covid ( Tales of another day).

Also included is the first feature film entirely written, shot, directed, and acted by ex-guerrillas ( Guerrilla MemoriesDavid Marín Collective), and documentaries that explore how art makes history and reflects on racial discrimination as Under Suspicion: Zokonentu by Daniel Díaz, or the visibility of trans communities in Latin America in stories of strength and redemption such as I baby, I princess by Federico Palazzo.

The festival ends with the award ceremony and the world premiere of the documentary The Havana of Fitor, by Juan Pin Vilar, on the memories of the Argentine singer-songwriter in his relationship with Havana.

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