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Saturday April 5, 2014

Puerto Rican Film Festival Celebrates “Made in Europe”

Puerto Rican Film Festival Celebrates “Made in Europe”

Photo: "Vivir Es Facil con los Ojos Cerrados"

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The 5th Made in Europe Film Festival brings to Puerto Rico the best of the seventh art from the Old World in a project designed for cultural exchange.

The event is organized by the Puerto Rican branch of Alliance Française, whose director, Anne Chays, told Efe that the festival seeks enrichment from both sides of the Atlantic by showing European films in the Caribbean and promoting works created on the island in Europe.

“We’re promoting cultural diversity,” she said.

The Fine Arts Miramar-Caribbean Cinemas will show 21 feature films and four documentaries that have won prizes at the world’s finest film festivals as well as being big hits with moviegoers.

The festival, supported by the Puerto Rico state Cinema Corporation, the Consulate General of Spain in San Juan, and Swiss banking giant UBS, has womankind as the basic theme of its fifth edition.

Being screened in line with this program are “Miele,” the first work of Italian director and actress Valeria Golino, “Elle S’en Va” directed by French actress and director Emmanuelle Bercot and with Catherine Deneuve in the cast, while “Clip” is the work of Serbian director Maja Milos.

The list of movies from the official section to be shown during the festival includes British film “Dom Hemingway” directed by Richard Shepard, “Casse-tete Chinois” by France’s Cedric Klapisch, and “Il Arbitro” by the Italian Paolo Zucca.

A standout on the list of titles is Spaniard David Trueba’s “Vivir Es Facil con los Ojos Cerrados” (Living is Easy With Eyes Closed), the star film of the festival that tells the true story of an English teacher in Franco’s Spain who in 1966 travels to the southern part of the country to meet John Lennon.

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