16th Havana Film Festival New York

The 16th Havana Film Festival New York is at the Directors Guild Theater in Midtown and Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village April 9-17, 2015.

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Havana Film Festival New York 2015


The 16th Havana Film Festival New York is at the Directors Guild Theater in Midtown and Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village April 9-17, 2015.

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Havana Film Festival New York 2014


The 15th Havana Film Festival New York is an annual international film festival in New York City in April that celebrates the best of recent Latin American cinema.

The Havana Film Festival New York, in cooperation with Havana’s International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, presents films from all over the Americas with an emphasis on work that addresses the Latin American diaspora. The festival presents many New York and U.S. premieres with filmmakers present.

With panels, receptions and a thoughtful mix of contemporary and classic films, HFFNY offers a window on the burgeoning Latin American film industry that is now producing everything from unique points of view to world-class commercial blockbusters such as 2014’s big Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity.”

Quad Cinema is the main venue, but there are also events at the Director’s Guild Theatre, SVA Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center and the NYU King Juan Carlos Center.

Havana Film Festival New York Opening Night

The 15th Havana Film Festival 2014 opens with the U.S. Premiere of Ernesto Daranas’ 2014 Cuban film “Conducta” (Behavior). The record-setting box office hit in Cuba is about Chala, an eleven-year old boy who has a hard life training fighting dogs to survive with his drug-addicted mother. He bonds with his sixth-grade teacher Carmela, but when Carmela gets sick for a few months, things get difficult and the substitute teacher sends Chala to a reform school. On returning to the classroom, Carmela stands up for the boy, putting them both at risk. Like many Latin American films, “Conducta” (Behavior) metaphorically explores the gap between a beautiful dream and its harsh reality. This film has certainly touched a nerve in contemporary Cuba.

Havana Film Festival New York Closing Night

The festival closes with Lucía Puenzo’s 2013 Argentine thriller “The German Doctor” (Wakolda). It’s the fictionalized story of an Argentine family in Patagonia who take in a boarder who seems to be a nice German doctor. He becomes close with their daughter who is small for her age and uses his medical skills to help her grow. At first the family is grateful, but only too late do they realize that their guest might be Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” physician of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz who escaped to Argentina after the war.

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