Mexican Film Will Open Havana Festival

Mexican Film Will Open Havana FestivalHavana, Nov. 24. -Revolution, a Mexican film comprising ten shorts of 10 minutes each, will open the 32nd Havana Film Festival, which is dedicated to that historical event.

Revolution will premiere at the opening ceremony on December 2, festival director Ivan Giroud told reporters.

The shorts deal with different historical periods and star Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, and Carlos Reygadas.

Each short gives an outline of contemporary Mexican society, and asks what is left of those struggles and values. For instance, Chenillo represents the working class basing on the romance of two store employees.

This year, the festival will devote one of its sections to festivities for the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution: 17 films, 14 of them cartoons. They include: Chicogrande (Big Boy), by Felipe Cazals; El atentado (The Attack), by Jorge Fons, and El cometa del centenario (The comet of the Centennial) by Rene Castillo. (Prensa Latina)