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Cuban Documental receives the «Vigía» prize

Gloria Machado León 13 diciembre, 2013

With a critical eye to the realities of Latin America was closed the International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema in the movie theater Velasco, Matanzas , a city that for 33 years has served as the only main co-host the event and delivering a prize in .

After thoroughly analyzing the seven works in competition from countries such as Argentina , Mexico , Colombia , Peru and Cuba , integrated by Tatiana Garcia, president of the Provincial Council of Fine Arts jury ; Larisa Santana, director of programs at the telecentre TV Yumurí Otero and Pavel , a member of the National Federation of Cinema Clubs, decided to award the prize to documentary Humberto Watcher .

Pavel Otero, in his capacity as president of the jury, announced that «the selection was because Humberto collects a momentous historical event for film development in Latin America , supported by both testimonial and descriptive language , with a deep look to the career of one of the great Cuban filmmakers.

» The film festival , under the direction of Carlos Barba , contains important moments in the life and work of Humberto Solas, a renowned director of iconic films of national bill as Honey for Oshun and Lucia. »

In the evening , the audience enjoyed the film The Game , Antonio Helms, Cuban- Spanish co-production raises a controversial reflection on masculinity, from the relationship established between Reinier , a young man in night rental your body to foreign tourists, due to the difficult economic situation in which he lives with his girlfriend and her daughter at the home of the grandmother of this , and Yosvany , his playing partner .

In the lead roles features performances and Reinier Milton García Díaz , also present in the starring cast of Hats , another contestant works. Also involved Mirtha Ibarra, Luis Alberto Garcia and Tony sang in the side .

» Heading said its director, based on the novel by Cuban playwright Abel González Melo, required two years of work until it was released last June in San Francisco , California, and subsequently exhibited at venues in Europe and the U.S. .

«Although the Festival was closed , continue projecting the remaining contestants films over the next few days, until Monday , when the winning entry of the Watcher in the movie theater Velasco will recover ,» said Mario Rodriguez Naite , member of the organizing committee Festival here .

The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema is the most important event dedicated to the filmography of Cuba and the world, in the country.

That Matanzas , year after year , becoming the main co-host offers the possibility of Matanzas moviegoers can enjoy a critical eye , but reflective of current Latin American issues from the magic of cinema.

Original text by Jessica Mesa Duarte on December 13th, 2013

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