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Cuba Journal 2: U.S., Revolution and the Caribbean

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 9, 2014 8:00 AM
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The first day of the Havana Film Festival I was at the Hotel Nacional, registering for the festival, seeing familiar faces from Cuba and the Caribbean and old friends from the USA: Oleg Vidov and his wife Joan Borsten were there as Oleg who had starred in 3 Soviet films made in Cuba was an honored guest.

LatinoBuzz at Toronto: Mundial Brings 3 Films

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 4, 2013 8:30 AM
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Mundial, the Mexico City-based 50-50 co-venture Canana made with IM Global, was set up nine months ago to sell 8 to 10 Iberoamerican pix internationally. Cristina Garza, its international sales VP will be at the Toronto Festival with three of its current seven movies receiving their world premiere there: A Wolf at the Door from Brazil, Simon Bolivar bio Libertador , the biggest independent movie ever produced in Latin America, a coproduction between Venezuela and Spain, and the Canana-produced Paraiso , Mexican Mariana Chenillo’s follow-up to her very well-received debut, Nora’s Will aka 5 Days Without Nora. Mundial films will go on to play San Sebastian, Zurich, Morelia, Baja and Rome.

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