The Havana Festival reserved one of its special presentations for the documentary series The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone.
In 2008, with 17 films in his personal catalog, Oliver Stone began to question himself about what had been the eight years "we had George W. Bush in the White House, which were a nightmare." To a Viet Nam veteran like himself that period represented a manual of mistakes. And a certainty seized him: he should "do something for our children."
He then bet on his prestige as author of successful productions –JFK, Platoon (Oscar for Best Direction), Salvador, Wall Street... – for a foray into documentary, which he took on as the opportunity for a transfusion, a niche to reconsider the basic truths of life. Prompted by that demythologizing urge that distinguishes his work, he created the series The Untold History of the United States (2012), "the most ambitious project I’ve undertaken up to now." Premiered last year on television and after passing through the 2013 San Sebastián ...read more >>
For Chilean actor Sergio Hernández, the motion picture Gloria, which he co-stars with Paulina García, represents the need of today’s cinema to revalue the concepts of love and passion at the old age, in an industry marked by formulas that wants to impose them as exclusive patrimony of youths.read more >>
A showcase by renowned photographer Pedro Abascal is opened.read more >>
Arturo Sotto’s latest film is an authentic comedy in all senses, pretty far, of course, from the mimic juggles Charlot used to love, but full of the grace and humor that Cubans love so much.read more >>
HAVANA, Dec 11 – Lectures, keynote lectures and workshops aimed at developing the training of filmmakers are among the initiatives of the 35th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, under way in this capital until December 15.read more >>