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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:18 AM

 

2 Cuban actors in Tribeca Film Festival movie about defecting disappear after landing in Miami

A PAIR OF Cuban actors expected in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of their movie about defecting to America have vanished.

Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua de la Torre disappeared soon after they landed in Miami last Friday.

The stars of “Una Noche” were expected to make their way to Manhattan for the movie’s red-carpet premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night, but never showed, said the movie’s director, Lucy Mulloy.

“I really was thinking that they were going to come here and enjoy the festival, and I thought they would love to participate in it,” Mulloy told The Huffington Post.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2-cuban-actors-tribeca-film-festival-movie-defecting-disappear-landing-miami-article-1.1065904?localLinksEnabled=false


But don't they know how good the health care system is in Cuba?

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Reply 2 Cuban actors in Tribeca Film Festival movie about defecting disappear after landing in Miami (Original post)
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 OP
Bacchus4.0 Apr 2012 #1
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 #2
flamingdem Apr 2012 #4
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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 08:39 AM

1. film was based on a true story, their own.

“Una Noche” is a feature film about Cuban teens who are enticed by the idea of escaping poverty in Havana for a new life in Miami.



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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. ah,

 

well there you have it then. they are just promoting their movie. selling out their country for money. Otherwise, they would never leave Cuba.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:53 PM

4. More about the actors, The New Herald

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2012/04/23/1185551/actores-cubanos.html#storylink=fbuser

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“Este es un hecho político” señaló Alejandro Ríos, experto en cine cubano. “Hace rato que no ocurría porque los intercambios culturales están funcionando bastante bien y la gente va y viene varias veces, sin el apremio de quedarse porque es un único viaje a la libertad”.

Debido a que los jóvenes no tienen formación artística en Cuba, en Miami son desconocidos en el ámbito cultural, indicó Danny Jacomino, productor cinematográfico y actor cubano.

*** basically here the Cuban cinematographer is saying that they damaged the prestige of the festival. They didn't care about the importance of the Tribeca event -- so the disconnect happens with Cubans as well... they think these kids from the street care about Tribeca? As if it offers them a future, not really.


“Lo que más me sorprende y me molesta de alguna manera es que no correspondan éticamente a un evento tan importante como los es Tribeca, porque incluso a los productores independientes que hacemos cine en Miami nos es muy difícil entrar a un festival como ése”, comentó Jacomino. “No estoy criticando su decisión porque están en tierra de libertad y cumpliendo un sueño. Pero a veces a la hora de tomar una decisión debemos tratar de no perjudicar. El festival se ve perjudicado”.


Es la segunda vez que un artista cubano de cine invitado por el Festival Tribeca se queda en Estados Unidos. El primero fue el realizador Laimir Fano Villaescusa, que en el 2009 ganó un premio especial otorgado por dicho festival por Oda a la piña, un cortometraje de ficción que cuestiona los estereotipos culturales y la pérdida de la autenticidad en la Cuba actual.

En Una Noche, Raúl, el hijo de una mujer enferma de sida que se gana la vida vendiendo su cuerpo a los turistas, siente la necesidad de dejar un lugar donde dice sentirse ahogado. Ese es el papel que interpreta Arrechaga, graduado en música y especializado en percusión.

En la entrevista con el Huffington Post, Arrechaga dijo que él no juzgaba a los cubanos que se escapan de la isla.

“Esa es su elección, ¿sabe?”, declaró. “Esa es su manera de pensar. Nadie está obligado a quedarse y nadie se ve obligado a regresar”.

Read more here: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2012/04/23/1185551/actores-cubanos.html#storylink=fbuser#storylink=cpy

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 02:37 PM

3. Good promo for the film! Note that they are not

actors. They are people from the street, so I read elsewhere. I am always surprised when people
are surprised that Cubans want to take advantage of the Adjustment act. They are "disappointed".
But poverty is poverty and they can get a head start in the USA and a path to citizenship.

The filmmakers sound naive. The Cuban Adjustment act is a good deal and won't be around forever.

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