Havana Film Fest Honors 200 Years of LatAm Independence

Havana Film Fest Honors 200 Years of LatAm IndependenceHavana, Dec 1. -The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which starts Thursday in the Cuban capital, will honor the 200th anniversary of regional independence struggles with three films.

One of those tributes will be the 200 minutes of documentaries by 25 Argentine filmmakers, such as Israel Adrian Caetano, Victor Laplace, and Lucia Puenzo, who had the support of the local Culture Secretariat and the Tres de Febrero University.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, films from that country will be celebrated twice, with an animated section, and feature films that include "Chicogrande," by Felipe Cazals, and "El atentado," (The Attack), by Jorge Fons.

The tribute to the bicentenary of Latin American independence wars will begin with "Revolution," a compilation of 10 documentaries of 10 minutes each that will be screened during the inauguration.

The festival, to close on December 12, will show about 500 films, of which 122 will be in competition. (Prensa Latina)