Gibara International Film Festival opens today

Gibara International Film Festival opens todayHavana, Jul 1 (PL) A concert by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will open today the 14th Gibara International Film Festival, which will be held until July 7 in that city in the eastern province of Holguin.

The performance of the Nueva Trova Movement’s founder, together with Noel Nicola and Pablo Milanes, will take place at the Plaza Da Silva of that town.

More than 40 films will compete in the event, which on this occasion is dedicated to children and adolescents.

The selection committee chose in this edition 25 works of fiction between long and short films, 16 documentaries and three animations, with a greater presence of movies coming from Europe and Latin America.

According to the President of the Festival, actor Jorge Perugorria, the proposals stand out for their variety and quality.

The rest of the program of the event is completed by theoretical spaces, conferences, concerts and exhibitions.

There will be also a special presentation of the film ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, a 20-year-old classic starred by Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro and Johnny Depp.

Other guests at the festival will be Mexican actor and director Demian Bichir, Spanish filmmaker Felix Viscarret, and Cuban actress Ana de Armas.

During the event, the Lucia de Honor award will be granted to three major Cuban film artists: filmmaker Enrique Pineda Barnet, and the actors Mirtha Ibarra and Salvador Wood.

In addition, a tribute will be paid to the late filmmaker Humberto Solas, festival manager.