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Benicio del Toro: Cuban Public, Great Moviegoer
Puerto Rican actor, Benicio del Toro. Photo: Cubadebate
Famed Puerto Rican actor, Benicio del Toro, said in Havana that the Cuban public stands out today among the ones that is more familiar with film industry in Latin America, and that they also live it with passion, as he witnessed it in the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

According to what he said to Prensa Latina, Cuba's audience is one of the best, not only for its culture but for their special 'feeling' to appreciate cinema.

I like to come to this festival in Havana because it is a great experience and I also love working with the people here, because they are very familiar, he added.

According to the Oscar winner actor, this is one of the most important events of the cinematographic world around the globe.

Invited by the festival's organizers, the actor presented two projects that he recently collaborated with: the documentary "El Poeta de La Habana" (The Poet of Havana), on the Cuban singer and songwriter Carlos Varela, directed by Canadian Ron Chapman, and "Un día perfecto" (A Perfect Day), a film by Fernando León.

In addition, Del Toro held a meeting with students from the International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Baños.

To Chilean actor Alfredo Castro, who visited Havana during the festival and brought the films "Desde Alla" (From There) and "El Club" (The Club), the Cuban public is also one of the most demanding and with more knowledge of cinema in the continent.

'I thank those sensitive viewers, educated and participatory. Long live the people of Cuba', he said in a message read at the awards celebration yesterday. The Club, where he acts, was the big winner.

The British-American actress Geraldine Chaplin is another one falling in love with Cuban viewers and the film work done here, repeatedly said the head of the jury of feature films in the recently concluded International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. / PL.

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