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).
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screenings of 19 feature films, 18 premiers, 23 documentaries, 18 short and medium-length films, 16 animated films, 20 unpublished scripts and 24 posters competing for the Coral Prize.
Hoy comienza el 39 Festival Internacional del Nuevo #Cine Latinoamericano en La #Habana con el estreno en #Cuba del largometraje brasileño "O filme da minha vida (La película de mi vida)", de Selton Mello. Se exhibirán 404 filmes hasta el próximo 17 de diciembre. pic.twitter.com/H9ZhrFmrhk— Yoani Sánchez (@yoanisanchez) December 8, 2017
Tribute are also being paid to North American film director James Ivory, whose nine movies will be screened at the festival.