15th Irish Latin American Film Festival
Cuba is the Country Focus for the 15th Irish Latin American Film Festival 2014. The programme will be screened in Dublin, Galway and Limerick (City of Culture 2014). The festival will also travel to Birr, where only Cuban-focused films will be screened for one day.
The 34th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano each December [www.habanafilmfestival.com] has proved a rich source this year for a diverse range of shorts from Latin America (most of which make up the LATIN [HAVANA] SHORTS programme).
This programme was acquired by Rosalind and Derek Fanning on a visit to Cuba in 2013. In gratitude, the Havana shorts and its succeeding programme about Cuba will screen at The Tin Jug Studio, Birr, Co Offaly on Tuesday 29th April. The newly appointed Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Hermes Herrera will introduce the Cuban Focus in Dublin (Wednesday 9th at 6.00 pm) and in Birr (Tuesday 29th at 6.00 pm). The shorts will be accompanied by two recent Irish films focussing on Cuba. These screenings are dedicated to filmmaker, Bernie O Dwyer, who passed away last July, and was an assertive supporter of the sustainable survival of Cuba.
Dublin [7/8/9 April] – Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Limerick [14/15/16 April] – Dromroe Village Hall, University of Limerick, Castletroy, LImerick
Galway [23/24 April ] – Huston Film School, UCG, Galway [Day 2 and Day 3]
Birr [29th April – Cuban programme 6.00 and 8.00pm] – Tin Jug Studio, Birr
6.00 pm – LATIN SHORTS [105′]
8.00 pm – Food not Fuel [9′]
Cuando Sea Grande [14′]
Kenbe La Ayiti [77′]
6.00 pm – LATIN [EU] SHORTS [94′]
8.00 pm – Pablo’s Villa [7′]
Una cuidad en una ciudad [18′]
6.00 pm – LATIN [HAVANA] SHORTS [82′]
8.00 pm – La Boda [13′]
Should the sun go down on Galway Che? [9′]
Here was Cuba [77′]