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HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK, April 10-18, 2024

Date: Mar 26, 2024

24th Havana Film Festival New York

April 12-18, 2024, with Special Events on April 10 & 11

For 24 Years, HFFNY Has Celebrated the Cultural Richness and Diversity of Cuban and Latin American Voices

● The Festival opens on April 12 at Quad Cinema with the New York Premiere of La Mujer Salvaje (Wild Woman)the directorial debut of Cuban filmmaker Alan Gonzalez

● HFFNY closes on April 18 with a Special Presentation of documentary Igualada by Juan Mejia Botero, an insider’s look at the inspirational journey of Francia Marquez, Colombia’s first Black Vice-President

● This year’s special programs include homages to the first Afro-Cuban filmmaker, Nicolás Guillén Landrián, and legendary director Tomás Gutierrez Alea (a.k.a. Titón)

● Cinema Tropical and the Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) unveil the lineup of eighteen films competing for the esteemed Havana Star Prize

New York, March 12, 2024 – The 24th Havana Film Festival New York (www.HFFNY.com), a project of The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC), features an exceptional program celebrating the diversity of voices and cultural expressions of Cuba and Latin America. HFFNY 2024 will run from April 12-18, 2024, with special events on April 10 & 11, featuring over 35 award-winning films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Uruguay, and Latino-Americans, many in their World, US, and NY premieres; accompanied by panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and other special events hosted by leading figures in Latin American cinema. All foreign-language films are subtitled in English unless specified.

This year’s festival promises a captivating array of narratives designed to stimulate minds and spark meaningful discussions. Offering tales of suspense, adventure, social justice, musical expression, and love, the films featured have garnered acclaim on the global festival circuit, earning prestigious accolades. From satirical comedies that cleverly critique bureaucratic policies, poignant dramas that challenge societal perspectives on the female experience, and insightful documentaries that unveil truths and challenge norms to imaginative works that transport viewers to new realms, the 24th Havana Film Festival New York promises an enriching cinematic journey that demands attention, pushes boundaries, and reminds audiences of the transformative power of cinema.

The festival presents narratives that mirror the contemporary era we inhabit—often uncomfortable and occasionally uncertain yet consistently reflecting our diverse experiences. As Latinos, we stand as a dynamic creative force, seeking to amplify these voices and reaffirm our presence in this city as vital contributors to its cultural tapestry,” says Diana Vargas, HFFNY’s Artistic Director

HFFNY rolls out the red carpet at Quad Cinema on Friday, April 12, at 6 pm, to officially welcome the directors and films competing for the Havana Star Prize, with the NY premiere of La Mujer Salvaje (Wild Woman) the award-winning film by scriptwriter and director Alán Gonzalez (Cuba). In a Havana slum, a woman survives a bloody fight between her husband and her lover. In a desperate attempt to spare her son from the scandal, she decides to run away with him, but a video of the incident has already gone viral.

The competition continues the next day, Saturday, April 13, at 12:30 pm and ends on Thursday, April 18, at 6:00 pm with the Havana Star Prize Awards Ceremony, followed by the Special Presentation of Sundance darling Igualada by Juan Mejia Botero, a powerful documentary that follows the journey of Afro-Colombian activist Francia Márquez as she challenges the status quo with a presidential campaign that inspires a nation to dream of a more equitable future.

HFFNY kicks off on Wednesday, April 10, at 2:45 pm with a free program honoring Nicolás Guillén Landrián as part of the festival’s collaboration with Hofstra University. The Unseen Gaze: A Retrospective of Nicolás Guillén Landrián presents the significant restoration project unveiling the lost legacy of Cuba’s pioneering black filmmaker, Nicolás Guillén Landrián. This restoration project sheds light on the forgotten contributions of Landrián while illuminating the dark realities that marginalized his work. Free and open to the public.

On Thursday, April 11, at 6 pm, HFFNY presents the virtual workshop Mastering Script Negotiation, Unlocking the Art of Negotiating Your Screenplay. Hosted by LoperaSánchez, screenwriter and author of “Cómo negociar un guión” (How to Negotiate Your Script), this 3-hour masterclass invites participants to delve into the valuation of their creative work and discover innovative methods of approaching negotiations with industry professionals. The workshop is free of charge and will be conducted online in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. Participants are required to register in advance through HFFNY’s website.

HFFNY in partnership with the Cohen Film Collection presents Laughing through Rebellion: The Cine Libre of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the most comprehensive showcase of the Legendary Cuban Filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, affectionately known as Titón. Delve into the cinematic brilliance of Titón with six of his iconic films, newly restored by the Academy Film Archive. Discover classics such as Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry & Chocolate), La Muerte de un Burócrata (Death of a Bureaucrat), Los Sobrevivientes (The Survivors), La Última Cena (The Last Supper), Una Pelea Cubana Contra Los Demonios (A Cuban Fight Against Demons) and the short film El Arte Del Tabaco (6 min). The showcase offers an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the groundbreaking works of one of Cuba’s most celebrated filmmakers.

HFFNY highlights the latest work of esteemed Cuban director Fernando Pérez, El Mundo de Nelsito (Nelsito’s World), as the Centerpiece of this year’s program, screening its NY Premiere on Sunday, April 14 at 8:40 pm. A poignant tale brimming with compassion and love, the film follows the titular Nelsito, an autistic teen who finds himself on a long road to recovery after an automobile accident.

Other special programs include Harmonies of the Americas: Celebrating Latin Music Legends, Past and Present, a vibrant homage to the rich tapestry of Latin music, featuring Cuban documentary La Leyenda de Arsenio by Rolando Almirante, Cuban documentary Santa Canción (Blessed Song) by Juan Carlos Travieso Fajardo, Colombian feature biopic Rebelión (Rebellion) by José Luis Rugeles, Brazilian documentary Aldo Baldin: A Life for Music by Yves Goulart, and U.S.-Colombian narrative short ¿Y la Calle Qué? by Dario Bolivar. HFFNY also celebrates short-form storytelling with a short film showcase on Tuesday, April 16 at 2:20 pm featuring La Gran Obra (Spain-US, Fiction) by Alex Lora, Jibaro (Cuba, Documentary) by Osmanys Sánchez Arañó, and Nube (Mexico-France-Hungary, Animation) by Christian Arredondo Narváez and Diego Alonso Sánchez de la Barquera Estrada.

HAVANA STAR PRIZE COMPETITION

HFFNY and Cinema Tropical present the 18 films that will be competing for the Havana Star Prize in the categories of Best Feature Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor/Actress, and Best Documentary. Havana Film Festival NY proudly announces our partnership with Cinema Tropical, a pivotal force in bringing Latin American and Latino cinema to the U.S. for over two decades.

FICTION

● DESPERTÉ DE UN SUEÑO / I WOKE UP WITH A DREAM

Pablo Solarz | Argentina-Uruguay | Fiction | 2023 | 80 min | NY PREMIERE

● PEDÁGIO / TOLL

Carolina Markowicz | Brazil-Portugal | Fiction | 2023 | 102 min | NY PREMIERE

● MEMENTO MORI

Fernando López Cardona | Colombia-Germany | Fiction | 2023 | 112 min | NY PREMIERE

● REBELIÓN / REBELLION

José Luis Rugeles Gracia | Colombia-Argentina-U.S. | Fiction | 2022 | 105 min | NY PREMIERE

● LA HIJA DE LÁZARO / LAZARO’S DAUGHTER

Gustavo Fallas | Costa Rica-Spain | Fiction | 2023| 90 min | NY PREMIERE

● BAJO UN SOL PODEROSO / UNDER A POWERFUL SUN

Enrique (Kiki) Álvarez | Cuba | Fiction | 2022 | 127 min | US PREMIERE

● LA MUJER SALVAJE / WILD WOMAN

Alán González | Cuba | Fiction | 2023 | 93 min | NY PREMIERE

UNA NOCHE CON LOS ROLLING STONES / A NIGHT WITH THE ROLLING STONES

Patricia Ramos | Cuba-Nicaragua | Fiction | 2023 | 92 min | US PREMIERE

● HEROICO

David Zonana | Mexico-Sweden | Fiction | 2022 | 88 min | NY PREMIERE

● EL CASO MONROY

Josue Mendez | Peru-Venezuela | Fiction | 2023 | 95 min | NY PREMIERE

 

DOCUMENTARY:

● AYAHUASCA NOW

Carlos Bruno Cejas | Argentina | Documentary | 2024 | 90 min | WORLD PREMIERE

● EL CASTILLO

Martin Benchimol | Argentina-France | Documentary | 2023 | 80 min | NY PREMIERE

● ALDO BALDIN: A LIFE FOR MUSIC

Yves Goulart | Brazil | Documentary | 2024 | 114 min | WORLD PREMIERE

● NOSOTRAS / WE, THE WOMEN

Emilce Quevedo Díaz | Colombia | Documentary | 2023 | 70 min | NY PREMIERE

● TRANSFARIANA

Joris Lachaise | Colombia-France | Documentary | 100 min | US PREMIERE

● LANDRIÁN

Ernesto Daranas Serrano | Cuba-Spain | Documentary | 2023 | 80 min | NY PREMIERE

● SANTA CANCIÓN / BLESSED SONG

Juan Carlos Travieso Fajardo | Cuba | Documentary | 2023 | 71 min | US PREMIERE

● TITO, MARGOT Y YO / TITO, MARGO & ME

Mercedes Arias, Delfina Vidal | Panama-Colombia | Documentary | 2022 | 92 min | NY PREMIERE

 

All AFLFC programs, including the Havana Film Festival New York, are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. HFFNY is made possible, in part, by support from the Public Funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the City Council of New York. Additional support provided by: Hofstra University, The Cohen Film Collection, Cinema Tropical, Ideal Glass Studios, Ron Barceló, Buenos Aires Restaurant, Amor.Org, Consulate General of Argentina in New York, Consulate of Colombia in New York, Consulate General of Brazil in New York, Consulate General of Costa Rica in New York, Consulate General of Peru in New York, Consulate General of Panama in New York, CUNY, Dariobol, GioQuinche Graphics. Media partners are Latino Circuit, Queens Latino, HOLA, Colombianos in NY.

BOX OFFICE AND DISCOUNTS

HFFNY offers discounted ticket prices through its selection of Festival passes. It also advertises time-limited reduced-price sales for screenings and events on its social media pages. For more information, follow us on social media at @hffny and visit us at www.HFFNY.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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