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Repeating Islands


Cecilia Crespo (Cuba Now) reports that the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) will premiere fourteen films of different genres, approaches, styles and aesthetic goals. She especially points out Cuban film’s diversity and richness and current projects by younger directors.

Conducta, a film by Ernesto Daranas, [. . .] premiered on February 4th [. . .]. According to its director, it tells the story of Chala, an eleven-year old boy whose life is very difficult. Carmela, his teacher, is his only guide. The plot of the film starts to develop when she gets ill and has to abandon teaching. At her return, she will see that everything has changed, including the boy’s conduct.

Juan Carlos Cremata [. . .] is putting the final touches to Contigo pan y cebolla, a film to be premiered on March 24th, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Cuban Film Institute…

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