Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Actor Franco Nero

Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Actor Franco NeroHAVANA, Nov 29 (PL) Veteran Italian actor Franco Nero is being paid tribute in Cuba by various Cuban cultural institutions, as part of the Week of the Italian Culture.

The 20th Week of the Italian Culture, which takes place this year from November 27th to December 3rd, is paying tribute to Nero, actors in many films of political and social nature, such as ‘Django’, of the so-called spaghetti western genre, written, produced and directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci.

This film opened the doors to Nero in the film industry, and from then on Nero was frequently requested by filmmakers, both in Italy and abroad.

Nero was also given today the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba’s award, named after renowned Cuban filmmaker Tomas Gutierrez Alea.

Varied Italian films will be screened at the hall one of the Infanta movie theater, in Havana, including other classic of Nero’s films ‘Il giorno della civetta’ (1968), directed by Italian screenwriter, actor and writer Damiano Damiani.

The Week of Italian Culture is organized by the Italian Embassy in Cuba, the Ministry of Culture of Cuba and the Office of the Historian of Havana.