So much to see, so little time! This is the 20th anniversary of the Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY), which takes place between April 5 and 15. Last year, I had the opportunity to catch a few unforgettable films, including the remastered classic, Fresa y chocolate [Strawberry and Chocolate], and listened to actors Mirtha Ibarra and Jorge Perugorría, along with author Senel Paz—a real visual and intellectual treat. Hoping to make it this year. The question is “How to choose from so many exciting options?”
Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. In its 20th anniversary, HFFNY features more than 2o films from the most exciting cinematic talent from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. The films chosen each year reflect strong cultural and social identities rooted in their respective countries. The festival offers the audience the opportunity to see award-winning full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics as well as new independent films rarely screened in the U.S.