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  • The 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in Cuba, will feature 404 films.

    The 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in Cuba, will feature 404 films. | Photo: Twitter / yoanisanchez

Published 8 December 2017

The event includes screenings of 19 feature films, 18 premiers, 23 documentaries, 18 short and medium-length films, 16 animated films, 20 unpublished scripts and 24 posters.

The 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema kicked off in Cuba on Friday with a screening of Brazilian feature film ''O Filme da minha vida'' (The Movie of My Life).

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Taking place at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, the opening will also showcase a concert by the Camerata Romeu chamber orchestra and Cuban pianist Alejandro Falcon.

The event, which runs until December 17, includes screenings of 19 feature films, 18 premiers, 23 documentaries, 18 short and medium-length films, 16 animated films, 20 unpublished scripts and 24 posters competing for the Coral Prize.

"Today begins the 39 International Festival of the new Latin American #Cine in the #Habana with the #Cuba premiere of the Brazilian film "O filme da minha vida (the film of my life)", de Selton Mello. 404 films will be exhibited until December 17."
It will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Universidad del Cine, an academic arts institution in Argentina. In honor of the centenary of the October Revolution, Sergei Eisenstein's 1927 film 'Oktyabr' (October) is also due to be screened.
 

Tribute are also being paid to North American film director James Ivory, whose nine movies will be screened at the festival.


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