Cinematheque of Cuba Screens Berlinale Awarded Films

Cinematheque of Cuba Screens Berlinale Awarded FilmsHAVANA, Sep 1 (PL) The Cinematheque of Cuba is screening films awarded at several editions of the Berlin Film Festival, internationally known as Berlinale.

According to a communique from the Cuban institution, the films in the program will allow moviegoers to enjoy motion pictures that won first or Golden Bear awards, the highest prize in the contest.

From today until September 16, the 23 y 12 Theater will screen films made from 1956 to 1996, and the Cinematheque expressed its willingness to continue the show in the coming months.

The International Film Festival of Berlin was founded in 1951, when it screened ‘Rebecca’, by Alfred Hitchcock, at the opening ceremony.

During the first editions, awarded were granted by popular vote, but in 1956, the Berlinale festival became an official and competitive event and received an A category by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, at the same level of the events held in Cannes and Venice.

Therefore, a jury of international experts grants the Golden and Silver Bears.

The Berlinale Festival was the first event of its kind to distinguish the works by young filmmakers at the time, such as Claude Chabrol, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski and many others.