Like every year-end, the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana returned, this time in its Second Dose, to fill 23rd Street and its corner cinemas with longing.
Thus came, although not the same due to the context of the pandemic, the opportunity to view the films in competition of the 42nd edition. With a tribute to the Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez, conferences with invited film directors, book presentations and meetings with the The press returned from December 3 to 12, Havana to become a capital of Latin American cinema. More than 100 titles accompanied this December dose with samples from the international contemporary scene, sections on society, fiction shorts and long films, documentary films, among other sections.
Cuba Ron, as in other festivals, accompanies this event as a collaborator. The essences of our rums have been given to great filmmakers from Cuba and the world, as well as to the winners in that space. This year we are represented by the flavors and aromas of the multi-award-winning and recognized Cubay Extra Añejo 1870 Rum. Several directors were presented with bottles of Cubay Añejo Suave Rum, a sample of the light rum native to the center of the country, as a gift that emanates from the same cultural traditions which also include the cinema and other manifestations of art.
Nine days passed between spaces of seventh art and film appreciation, a reason to taste, share and cultivate a whole as exalted as Cuban syncretism.