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Costa Gavras ot Give a Keynote Speech in Cuba

costa-gravrasAwarded French-Greek filmmaker Costa Gavras will give a keynote speech today in Cuba to students of the International Cinema School in San Antonio de los Baños.

Invited by the organizers to the 18th French Cinema Festival in this island, Gavras traveled for fifth time to Cuba to share experiences and screen his most recent film “Capital.”

According to the current director of the French Film Library, the movie gives details in a contemporary addiction, the attraction generated by the financial power, in which until the political power loosens up.

Many men and women seek to have more and more money as a specie of addition, he told Prensa Latina.

Gavras won his first Oscar award in 1969 with “Z” and since then, the world has changed a lot and also him, but he does not want to alter some principles of life and particularly ethics, the filmmaker recognized.

The films of this director always imply an acute social and political look, which not only reflects through the lens but also with pen and in fact, many of his scripts got awards such as Oscar and Bafta in the United States and the Palme d’Or in Cannes with “Missing” (1982).

For Cavras, France and Cuba share that willingness, and the efforts carried out here by Alfredo Guevara and the government proved that a small country can have an important cinema.

(Prensa Latina)

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