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This week main course is, of course, the International Havana Film Festival in its 39th edition already. Time flies right! Well, during the Festival we’ll be in more than 12 movie theaters so you can see more and more movies. The opening will be tonight and a Brazilian film was the chosen one for the occasion. Get an invitation… if you can.

Meanwhile here you’ll have an update, check our Facebook profile too. Just follow us until the 17th and beyond. You know!

Because we don’t want to leave anything out, further down you’ll find much more to do. In Music, the “Elito Revé and Van Van megaconcert”, Athanai in Mella Theater, and more. In Visual Arts, tribute to Wilfredo Lam due to his 115 birth anniversary, and some “Miradas” from France. Finally a lot of FAC proposals as usual, but this time is also in Festival.

The film already begins

Today, at 8 p.m., will be officially inaugurated the 39th International Havana Film Festival in Karl Marx theater. This time presenting the motion picture “El filme de mi vida”, directed by Selton Melo. Watch the trailer here and if you don’t have an invitation run to get it.

Here you have some data and numbers so you know how the Festival will go this year:

In the best motion picture category are competing 19 films. In the Opera Prima category are 18 novel directors; as well as 18 short films. There will be also 23 documentaries, one of the most interesting sections this edition. In the short animated film category will compete 16 films. One of the most expected expos is posters in competence, this time with 25, and will be shown in Chaplin Cinema. Another important section in the festival is the original screenplay competence with 26 projects also Sector Industria is preparing a trivial show to James Ivury witch includes a lecture with the American director.

Besides the films in the cinemas the festival always brings a lot of more activities for you to go, such as press conference, books and magazines presentations, master classes, exhibition, lecture, panels and much more.

Here you have an update program with all the Press conference. And another one with all the General activities you can go to.

Check here also the German cinema show program, just in case you are want of those like watch all latitude cinema even during festival season. Here it is.

And if you want to go to the movie with the short shoot take a look what OnCuba proposes for theses days. Here it is: “Guía del cinéfilo” by Dean Luis Reyes.

Festival de La Habana: Guía del cinéfilo (I)

Special invitation

Documentary premier of “EX-CHANGE”, 23 y 12 cinema, Wednesday 13th, 8 p.m.
Synopsis: Even in the hardest time culture has always been between Cuba and United States. This documentary addresses conflicts, perjuries, achievement and mistakes in this process of cultural exchange. The effort by many to bring closer these two countries through culture.
Direction time: 52
Year: 2007
Format: HD/Blue Ray
Production: Blue Nightentertainment, Caminos (CMLK)

Two Legends, one concert

Elito Revé and los Van Van will offer a mega concert this Saturday at 8.30 p.m. in Ciudad Deportiva. Tickets are available on the places you can see below. Maybe you are still on time. Don’t miss it.

Twenty years in a row

Athanai will perform in the unique concert in Mella theatre, Tuesdays 12, at 8.30 p.m. Guests will be Haydée Milanés, Kelvis Ochoa, Adrian Berazaín, Jorgito Kamankola and Carlos Varela.

After the successful concert “Athanai está en la casa” in Che Guevara hall of Casa de las Américas, the singer songwriter and producer Athanai is closing the year with this unique concert in Mella, a theatre opening its doors for the first time in a long period to a Cuban rock artist. The show, within the activities of the Havana Film Festival, will be also a go back to 20 years of artistic life.

Telmary in Calle Ocho

Today at 11 p.m., Telmarys in concert in Cuba Ocho and Research Center. Book now if you haven’t. Shake it with a Cuban rhythm.

José María Vitier and guests

This Sunday, at 5 p.m., José María Vitier in concert in Martí Theater. Will join him Dagoberto González (violín), Otto Santana (drums), Abel Acosta (drums and bass), and Nicolás Sirgado (guitar and bass). Also the special performance of Marcos Madrigal (piano).

Two [López] in One

Aldo López-Gavilán and Ruy Adrián López-Nussa in concert tomorrow, at 7 p.m., in the Fine Arts Museum, Cuban Art Building.

Pazillo is the place

Today, “Kamankola en largometraje” in Pazillo (5ta between 4 and 6, Vedado). At 9 p.m., free entrance, so stop by.

Tomorrow, same time, same place, but David Torrens in concert. You know already. Pazillo is the place.

No stress, but with music

Today, at 10 p.m., in AHS Park in Artemisa, Cero estrés (0es3).

Blue party

Qva Libre invites to a pool afternoon this Sunday, at 12 p.m., in Hemingway’s Marine.


115 Aniversary of Wilfredo Lam

As a tribute to Wilfredo Lam, the Contemporary Art Center, named after him, invites today, at 2 p.m., to the presentation and sale of books: “Prácticas Artísticas e Imaginarios Sociales. Evento Teórico Oncena Biena de La Habana” (Various authors) and “Bienal de La Habana. Palabras Críticas: 1984-2010” by Israel Castellanos. Later, at 4 p.m., will be inaugurated the tribute-exhibit “Wilfredo Lam. Iluminado por dentro”.

Miradas from France

Today, at 6 p.m., you can see in the Jean Valjean Room of Casa Victor Hugo the expo “Miradas” of the French photographer Jean Querbes, member of the association Cuba Cooperación Francia. The expo is about emotions, memories, life experiences, feelings of the artist through this creative exchange.

Talking to Leandro

Because of the expo “Yo no hablo con fotógrafos” by artist Leandro Feal, the gallery Servando Cabrera invites to participate in a discussion with the artist tomorrow, at 4 p.m. The curator and academic Iván de la Nuez and the exhibit curator Abel Gónzalez will be also there.

7th Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art

Let’s go to FAC


8 p.m.: Cubita Project 2017, curated by Elisa Guzzo, and unipersonal “Non (leg) gazioni” by Italian choreographer Daniele Ninnarello. Nave 3.

9:30 p.m.: Presentation of R-Evolución (Estudio). This is the result of the choreographic residence in Havana of Daniele Ninnarello, in collaboration with Compañía Persona. Nave 3.

11p.m.: Real Project Concert. Real Project is an alternative jazz band that fusions moderns sounds with Cuban music to create texture and warmth and to promote modern music. Nave 4.

11:55 p.m.: Film Chico & Rita. Dir: Fernándo Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando. Nave 3.

12 a.m.: Open Jam with Aldama Brother. Nave 1.


9 p.m.: Session Dj Productores: Iván Lejardi. Nave 1.

11 p.m.: Concert with William Roblejo. Nave 4.

11 p.m.: Corner of short film. Movies: Al Final/Alma/Amor a mordidas/Años por Segundo/Desconexión/Aunque tú no lo sepas/Así somos sin Serena.Kharma/Compromiso/Rutina. Nave 3.

12 a.m.: Rock and Roll in FAC: Los Kent. Nave 1.


9 p.m.: Play: Mujeres de la Luna. Group “Teatro de la Luna”, directed by Raul
Martin. Nave 3.

10 p.m.: Akna Concert. Nave 1.

11 p.m.: David Torrens concert. Nave 4.

11:30 p.m.: Session DJ Producers: Iván Lejardi. Nave 1.


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