National Film Board of Canada titles to screen on Cuban state TV

NFB films to screen on Cuban state TV

VANCOUVER — The National Film Board of Canada will soon have a presence on Cuban state television.

The NFB says nine of its films — Spanish versions of documentaries, animated shorts, and one drama — are included in the deal.

The NFB says this is its first television licence with a Cuban broadcaster.

The deal coincides with Canada’s participation as a guest country of honour at the Havana International Book Fair, which runs Feb. 9-19.

The films will screen in a theatre on the site of the book fair in addition to being broadcast on TV.

The nine films are:

— “Bone Wind Fire,” directed by Jill Sharpe (2011)

— “Flamenco at 5:15,” directed by Cynthia Scott (1983)

— “Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life,” directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (2010)

— “Molly in Springtime,” directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon (2009)

— “Mon oncle Antoine,” directed by Claude Jutra (1971)

— “My Village in Nunavik,” directed by Bobby Kenuajuak (1999)

— “Poppety in the Fall,” directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux (2012)

— “River of Life,” directed by Werner Walcher (2007)

— “Rose & Violet,” directed by Claude Grosch and Luc Otter (2011)

 

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The Canadian Press