The fifth edition of the Dutch Film Week will take place in Havana from October 24 to 31 at the Charles Chaplin film. Coordinated by the Cinematheque of Cuba and with the collaboration of the Embassy of the Netherlands the sample includes thirteen films, nine of them produced between 2010 and 2014.
At the opening, scheduled for this Friday, October 24 at 8:30 pm., The price of sugar (2013), a film by Jean van de Velde, based on the bestseller by Cynthia McLeod, will have its premiere. The same is situated in the slave society of Surinam in 1747. Jean van de Velde and actress Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing are expected to be present at the opening session.
During the seven days of Dutch cinema they will screen El Profe (2012) version of the book by Mirjam Oldenhave that speaks of the special relationship between a teacher and one of his students.
They will hold a tribute to the known filmmaker Pim de la Parra (Suriname, 1940) with the presentation of Parradoja (2010), documentary film offers a journey through the interesting and controversial life of the filmmaker. The film Odyssey of Love (1987), by the same director, will be shown for the first time in Cuba. The story was shot entirely in Bonaire and chronicles the daily hassles of young Paul.
The Fifth Dutch Film Week also invites an approach to life and work of famous painters from the Netherlands, through films like Rembrandt: I Accuse (2008) and Van Gogh’s Legacy (2013).