The Havana Film Festival will exhibit a restored ‘Lucía’ for 250,000 dollars

 The Havana Film Festival will exhibit a restored 'Lucía' for 250,000 dollarsHAVANA, Nov 23 (DDC) The film Lucia, by Humberto Solás, will be screened for the first time on the island after having undergone a restoration that cost around a quarter of a million dollars.

The presentation will be during the 39th edition of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.

According to Sergio Benvenuto, co-founder of the Humberto Solás Poor Film Festival, and its director in several editions, the process to which the film was submitted included the scanning of its negative and its digitalization in high definition.

The restoration cost about $ 250,000, assumed by the Bologna studios in Italy, internationally recognized as some of the best in that field. The event responds to a project that, on the Cuban side, leads by the Cinematheque.

The classic of Cuban cinematography, will be presented at the Latin American event in Havana with Se permuta, by Juan Carlos Tabío. Before it will be shown, thanks to the same European company, Memorias del subdesarrollo, by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

The restored version of Lucia was already presented at the Cannes Classics 2017, a section of the prestigious film event held in May of this year in France.