Movies & Books

Margaret Atwood: Special Guest at this Year’s Cuba Book Fair

January 6, 2017 | 4 comments

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, Prince of Asturias Award 2008, will be the main figure of the upcoming Cuba International Book Fair that will have Canada as its guest country. The Havana portion of the fair takes place from February 9-19.

An (almost) Politically Correct “Aquarius”

December 27, 2016 | No Comments »

One of the award-winning movies during the recently concluded Havana Film Festival, was the Brazilian “Aquarius”, directed by Kleber Mendoca. The movie received the Best Actress Award (Sonia Braga, remembered in Cuba for her role in “Dona Flor and her two husbands).

A Pink-Colored Town in Central Cuba

December 21, 2016 | 4 comments

Finally, the long-awaited Cuban documentary “Villa Rosa” by Lazaro J. Gonzalez, premiered during the 38th edition of Havana’s International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Just like many other screenings at the Festival in the “Los colores de diversidad” (The colors of diversity) section, it drew a full audience at the Multicine complex on Infanta St.

Cuban Cinema: Honesty, Resentment and Something Else

December 15, 2016 | 3 comments

On the street, in lines or inside the movie theaters, acquaintances and people who meet for the first time establish an understanding which only takes place in December, during the Havana Film Festival. (21 photos)

Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” as Related to Cuba

December 8, 2016 | 7 comments

Oliver Stone will present “Snowden” at the Havana Film Festival to take place in Havana from December 8th-18th. Vicente Morin asks why it is being shown in Cuba, a country he notes practices massive spying on its citizens.

Cuban Films and Documentaries in the Havana Film Festival

December 3, 2016 | No Comments »

It’s just a few days now until the 38th edition of Havana´s Festival of New Latin American Film kicks off, the country’s most important film festival (Dec. 8-18). Here is an advance of some of the Cuban films and documentaries to be shown.

Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone Will Be at the Havana Film Festival

November 18, 2016 | No Comments »

US film directors Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone will be two of the special guests at the upcoming 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana.

Coming Soon: 2016 Havana Film Festival

November 11, 2016 | No Comments »

Film buffs are already counting down the days until the 38th edition of the Havana Film Festival, which takes place in the capital from December 8-18. Many Havana residents take their holidays on this date, so that they will have time to enjoy more films. Others will make the most of the free time that school or work leaves them to go to the movie theaters.

Emotional Book Launch in Nicaragua

September 10, 2016 | 2 comments

“Banderas y harapos” (Flags and Rags), the new memoir of the Sandinista Revolution (1979-1990) by the Argentine-Nicaraguan journalist Gabriela Selser, aroused many conflicting emotions – from love to disillusionment – during last Thursday’s book-launching event in Managua.

“The Companion” Premieres in Cuba

September 6, 2016 | 1 Comment »

The Companion, the Cuban film which has been critically acclaimed worldwide, will premiere today, September 6th, in Cuba. It is a story that takes place in Havana in 1988, when the Cuban government was taking severe measures to try and control the AIDS/HIV epidemic.