ICAIC will celebrate Cuban Culture Day with special film presentations

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The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) joins the celebrations for the Day for Cuban Culture with a film program that includes a special presentation of several of his latest productions.

As part of the celebrations for the Culture Day held this October, ICAIC will present five of the most recent audiovisual productions in which it has participated in the Yara cinema.

This series of screenings will open on October 15, the documentary Hugs will return, directed by Jonal Cosculluela and Maritza Ceballos.

According to Maritza Ceballos, the making of this audiovisual was an unforgettable experience and indicates that the idea was always to be in hospitals, with the doctors and health personnel who were facing the epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19.

The documentary is inspired, he argued, that behind the masks and suits, there were human beings, and that was the reason that made them, despite the fear of contagion and concerns, be there and record that reality.

Will follow for October 20, the presentation of the Cuban feature film The oldest, by Rigoberto López, film to which its author dedicated his last breath and which is expected to finally be released in theaters of the country soon.

For the 22nd it is the turn of Sovereignty, documentary by Alejandro Gil, which, according to Tania Ceballos, assistant director, emerged as an idea of ​​the Santiago Álvarez Office, and turned out to be a challenge from the artistic and economic aspects, given the difficulties and irregularities of the context.

They got involved, Ceballos said, in how to make a documentary about a vaccine, which was different and a product focused not only on the informative view, but also on demonstrating the humanity of those beings behind the production of the well-known Cuban drug for the fight against COVID -19.

Next it will be the turn, on October 27, of a work by Kiki Álvarez, entitled The black box, and 29, of the documentary Return, directed by Blanca Rosa Blanco.

This, the well-known Cuban actress narrated, is close to the migration that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries; but as an analogy to what is happening with that topic today.

In the material, the Fiesta de los Indianos, which is held annually on the island of La Palma, is used as a pretext to get closer to the history of the Canarian emigrants, and talk about what happened from an intellectual vision, with testimonies and images taken in real time, during the celebration of the celebration that is dedicated on that island to Cuba, its culture and traditions.

All these materials are awaiting the official presentation that allows the public to approach them, for now, These screenings were organized for the access of the specialized press, until the reopening of movie theaters in the country is decided.

(With information from ACN)

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