The Spanish Film Festival in Havana will take place from July 3rd to July 7th and it will include the best of the most recent film production of the Iberian nation.
Nine feature films will be exhibited, and three series of 2018 (La peste, El día de mañana and Arde Madrid).
At the opening, Pedro Almodovar’s Dolor y gloria (2018) will be screened, starring Antonio Banderas who recently won “Best Actor” award at Cannes Film Festival.
Important filmmakers and actresses will present their films and share the experience with the audience attending the Sala 23 y 12 and the Multicine Infanta. The actresses are well known here for their films and series: Aura Garrido, from El ministerio del tiempo; Barbara Lennie, from El incidente and Susy Sanchez, from Presunto culpable (2018).
The director Carlos Marques-Marcet will present his film Los días que vendrán (2019) that won several Biznaga de Oro awards at the Malaga Festival, and Alberto Rodriguez Librero will show La isla mínima (2014), a movie he produced together with his wife Manuela Ocon. He has won 10 Goya awards, and Javier Gutierrez won the “Best Actor” award in San Sebastian.
Some other great films will make it to the festival as well: El reino (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2018), with seven Goya Awards; Carmen y Lola, (Arantxa Echevarria, 2018); with eight nominations and two awards (Best Supporting Actress and Best New Director), the animated film Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas (Salvador Simon Busom, 2018), Campiones (Javier Fesser, 2018), the highest grossing movie of that year, La reconquista, (Jonas Trueba, 2016), and La enfermedad del domingo (Ramon Salazar, 2018), a film that gave veteran Susi Sanchez the Goya Award for “Best Actress”. The show will end with a concert by Spanish singer and songwriter Juan Perro on July 7 at night in the Cuban Art Factory.