Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jose Marti, El Ojo del Canario, Best Cuban Film of 2010

Radio Cadena Agramonte

Havana, Cuba, Dec 29.- The film Marti, El Ojo Del Canario (Marti, the Eye of the Canary), directed by Fernando Perez, has been chosen by the Cuban Association of Film Critics as the best Cuban film of 2010.

A humanistic approach to the Cuban national hero's adolescence, the film won the Colon de Plata Award in Spain for best director and best photography and three Coral Awards along with eight collateral awards at the Havana Film Festival.

The Cuban film critics' group also chose Los Bañistas, by Carlos Lechuga, as the best fictional short film, while the cartoon Nikita Chama Boom shone as the pioneer of the genre in Cuba.

The list of best foreign films shown in 2010 included the Chilean film Post Mortem, by Pablo Larrain; the Argentinen La Mirada Invisible, by Diego Lerman; the Austrian La Cinta Blanca, by Michael Hanecke; the Spanish Celda 211, by Daniel Monzon, and Agora, by Alejandro Amenabar.

The group also listed the U.S. productions Inglorious Bastards, by Quentin Tarantino; The Hurt Locker, by Kathryn Bigelow; Avatar, by James Cameron, and Precious, by Lee Daniels. (Prensa Latina)

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