Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


The 2006 Cuban Film Festival

The 2006 Cuban Film Festival


Auckland 27th September–11th October 2006
Wellington 10th–14th October 2006
Hamilton 5th-7th October
Raglan 8th October

In the year that celebrates Fidel Castro’s 80th birthday, we are pleased to announce that the 2006 CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL, Si! Cubanas!, will launch at the Rialto Newmarket Cinema, Auckland, on 27 September with a unique line-up of films. The Festival will also be held in Wellington and Hamilton, allowing audiences to see some of the best films – fiction and documentary – to come out of this remarkably rich cinematic country.

This year, the Cuban Film Festival’s focus is on WOMEN FILMMAKERS, showcasing the best work from the country’s top female directors. The Festival is particularly proud to have as its special guest the esteemed Afro-Cuban director GLORIA ROLANDO. With a filmmaking career that spans thirty years, Rolando is a unique voice within Cuban filmmaking. Her focus on African-Cuban culture, through documentary and fiction film, offers a remarkable insight into a people and aspect of Cuban society that is frequently overlooked. Music and musicians are also a constant theme of this important filmmaker and the festival is privileged to screen her most recent documentary, The Jazz in Us, about the influence of American jazz on black Havana youths in the 40s and 50s.

The Festival features a tantalising programme of films – shorts, features and documentaries - that will captivate and entertain, including the first feature film directed by a Cuban woman, De Cierta Manera, and a short documentary about women in Cuban cinema, Cualqieur Mujer.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news