US Filmmaker Ford Coppola Visits Havana

havana-live-Francis-Ford-CoppolaHAVANA, Jul 15 (P L)  US filmmaker and producer Francis Ford Coppola taught a conference at the International Television and Movie School of San Antonio de los Banos (EICTV) in Cuba.

Together with his son Roman, also a movie director, and his grandsons Gia, Pascale Electra and Marcello Archimedes, Ford Coppola will be in this capital until Sunday.

During his visit, Ford Coppola will meet Roberto Smith, president of the Cuban Institute for Art and Movie Industry (ICAIC).

The famous movie director and producer, who directed unforgettable films such as “The Godfather”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Dracula” and others, showed a great interest for talking to the Cuban young filmmakers and know about their artistic aspirations.

Coppola will discuss in coming days, from his vast experience, some film productions by novice directors who are now in Cuba.

The also producer and screenwriter, winner of five Oscars, has been described by critics as one of the essential names of world cinema.

Just a month ago, Ford Coppola received in Spain the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, because the jury believed his name and figure is essential to understand the transformation and contradictions in the film industry and art, to which growth he has contributed decisively.