Guatemalan Film DISTANCIA Tops Havana Film Fest New York


Guatemalan production Distancia / Distance (pictured), the debut feature film by Sergio Ramírez won the Havana Star prizes for Best Film and Best Director at the 13th edition of the Havana Film Festival New York, as it was announced last night at the closing night ceremony. Other awards announced last night were for Ecuadorean film Con mi corazón en el Yambo / With My Heart in the Yambo by María Fernanda Restrepo for Best Documentary Film and for Brazilian film Hard Labor / Trabalhar Cansa by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra as Best Screenplay. Alejandro Brugués' Juan de los muertos / Juan of the Dead was the closing night film. On its 2012 edition, the festival screened over 50 films from 13 countries between April 12 and 20.