This year, as expected, the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema [Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano] in Havana, Cuba, is dedicated to Gabriel García Márquez. The Colombian writer was a fan of the event since its early years and in 1985 was elected president of the Foundation of New Latin American Cinema. The festival will take place from December 4 to 14, 2014. Here are excerpts translated from Cubacine article (see original in the link below):
Gabo [as he is affectionately remembered] had a close relationship with the cinema of the region, so much so that he became involved in the production of several films based on his works. The Festival will showcase several documentaries related to his life and work, including Buscando a Gabo (Colombia) by Luis Fernando “Pacho” Bottía; Gabriel García Márquez: La escritura embrujada (Colombia, France, Italy) by Yves Billon and Mauricio Martínez-Cavard; and Tales Beyond Solitude – Cien años de soledad (United States) by Holly Aylett.
The event, which will be held in Havana from December 4 to 14, will also pay homage to other filmmakers such as the Uruguayan Mario Handler and Austrian Ulrich Seidl. [. . .]
Also as part of the event, there will be retrospectives of the works of filmmakers Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight, Reagan, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, The house I live in, and Canoe), Raoul Peck (Profit & Nothing But! Or Impolite Thoughts on the Class Struggle, Lumumba, Man on the Shore, Lumumba: La mort du prophète, Haitian Corner, and Moloch Tropical) and Jorge Cedrón (El habilitado, El otro oficio, La vereda de enfrente, Operación Masacre, Por los senderos del Libertador, Gotan, and Resistir).
For original post (in Spanish), see http://www.cubacine.cult.cu/noticias/»-festival-de-cine-dedicado-garcía-márquez
[Photo above: García Márquez with director Fernando Birri.)