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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

La leyenda de la Nahuala / The legend of Nahuala
La leyenda de la Nahuala

Dir. Ricardo Arnaiz

Mexico. 2007. 35 mm. Animation. 80 min.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 4/18 @ 12:35 pm

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Set in1807. Leo San Juan is an insecure 9 years old; throughout his life he has lived fearful of the stories that his older brother Nando tells him. Among these stories is The Legend of the Nahuala; according to which, an evil spirit, Nahual, who took over the spirit of the house’s cook, possesses the old abandoned house located on Nahuala Street. Now, the Nahuala is waiting for the soul of an innocent kid to revive and gain full power. This legend turns into reality when the spirit of the Nahuala takes Nando in the presence of Leo and makes him beat all his fears to rescue his brother.

Corre el año de 1807. Leo San Juan, un inseguro niño de nueve años de edad, vive eternamente asustado por las historias de terror que le cuenta Nando, su hermano mayor. Dentro de estas historias está "La Leyenda de la Nahuala", según la cual, una vieja casona abandonada se encuentra poseída por el espíritu de una malvada bruja conocida como la Nahuala, quien está esperando el alma de un niño inocente para resucitar y obtener poder absoluto. Esta Leyenda se convierte en realidad cuando el espíritu de la Nahuala secuestra a Nando ante los ojos de Leo y éste se ve obligado a vencer todos sus miedos para rescatar a su hermano.

 

Dir. RICARDO ARNAIZ

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Mexico. Founder and director of animation studios Animex 2D and director of feature films, Maya: The First Great History, and recently, The Legend of the Nahuala. His idea when founding Animex in Puebla, was based on the premise of creating series for television and animated films. From its beginnings, the company has been distinguished by its quality and originality, marking a new approach to making attractive and unique Mexican animation projects.

México. Fundador y director del estudio de animación Animex 2D y director de los largometrajes Maya: La primera gran historia y recientemente La Leyenda de la Nahuala. Su idea al fundar Animex, en Puebla, fue con la premisa de crear series para televisión y películas de dibujos animados. Desde sus inicios la empresa se ha distinguido por su calidad y originalidad, marcando una nueva forma de hacer proyectos mexicanos de animación atractivos y diferentes.