Havana, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) announces today, as part of its summer program, a week of Argentine cinema from July 11 to 15.
The first room of the Multicine Infanta, in the capital, will host a series of five current films, covering a wide range of themes and directed by young directors.
According to the program of the event, the works planned to be screened are the hilarious film I Married an idiot, written by Pablo Solarz and director Juan Taratuto, which achieved several audience records in Argentina.
The comedy genre will also be screened in Ariel Winograd's Mama went on a trip, starring Diego Peretti as the manager of a department store and family man; and Carla Peterson, a housewife who takes care of the myriad details of everyday life.
Other films on the bill include Sergio Bizzio's Bomba and Benavidez's Pouch, a fantastic work co-written and directed by Laura Casabe based on a story by Samanta Schweblin, an Argentine author who has won prizes such as the Casa de las Americas in 2008 and the Juan Rulfo in 2012.
Among the stars of this film are two multi-award winners: Jorge Marrale and Norma Aleandro, the first Argentine actress to be nominated for an Oscar.
But this will not be the only option to enjoy Argentine audiovisuals in Cuba during the summer, as ICAIC also announces a cycle of homage to Argentine actor Ricardo Darin, whose performances offer plenty of evidences of versatility.
The event will take place at the Multicine Infanta, from August 22nd to 26th, and at the Glauber Rocha Hall, from August 29th to September 2nd, and will include the performance of Truman, The Son of the Bride, Moon of Avellaneda, The Elephant Bench and The Secret in Their Eyes.
Likewise, the series entitled En la Gran Escena (In the Great Scene), from July 18th to 29th, at the Multicine Infanta, will include the exhibition of the show Lutherapia, by the Argentine humor group Les Luthiers, very popular in Latin America.