International Film Festival of Gibara Starts on Sunday

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The 14th International Film Festival of Gibara will officially begin on Sunday, July 1st, in this coastal town of Cuba.
 
With some 47 films in competition, the event includes 26 long and short fiction films, 16 documentaries and 3 animated films.
Among the films that will compete stands out the movie "Sergio y Serguéi" by filmmaker Ernesto Daranas, a co-production of Spain-Cuba-United States premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, reports the oficial website of the festival.
 
Among the short films to be exhibited at the Jiba Cinema are movies 25 horas, by Carlos Barba, Al que no le guste que no mire, by the Spanish María José Martínez and Extraños, by Colombian David Rendón Peláez.
 
According to the website, the documentary section includes, among others, the feature film Entre un tango y un danzón (Marta N. Bautís, United States-Argentina), which explores the persistence of Argentine tango in Cuba and Una noche de calypso , Panamanian feature film that goes back to the origins of that rhythm in the Central American country.
 
The three animated films that will compete in the Festival are Ella, by Brenda Lucía Báscones Cornejo and Alessio del Pozo Temoche, from Peru and Spain, Los dos príncipes, by Yemelí Cruz and Adanoe Lima, Cuba and Péndul, by Carlos Echeverría Cuadrado, Colombia.

In addition to the works in competition that will be evaluated by juries of great expertise such as Felix Viscarret, Demián Bichir and Arturo Sotto, the restored versions of the classics of Cuban film Memorias del Subdesarrollo and Lucía will be exhibited in homage to the 50th anniversary of its premiere.
 
One of the most attractive options of the event is the musical proposal that will begin with a concert by Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez and will conclude with the performance of Argentine Fito Páez.
 
The 14th edition of the International Film Festival of Gibara is dedicated especially to children, adolescents and young people, for which various activities dedicated to these age groups will be developed.
Rosana Rivero Ricardo
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