The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.
The 92-minute film by director Lester Hamlet introduces a couple separated by emigration and 40 years later they meet in Havana and analyze their lives regarding the passage of time, dreams and promises.
The soundtrack has an original composition by Harold Lopez Nussa, but it also includes songs written or performed by Ignacio Villa - more known as Bola de Nieve - Juan Formell, Esther Borja, Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés and Kelvis Ochoa, among others.
Hamlet and Mijaíl Rodríguez were based on the Cuban play Alberto Pedro Weekend in Bahia, to move the dialogue and the concerns of that original work of the '80s, to the cinematographic language and to the 21st century.
One of the most difficult things inherited, was the interprtative charge, cause it falls only on two actors, but Isabel Santos and Luis Alberto García not only see the performance as the exercise of assuming other lives, according to the director clarified in a recent press conference.
According to Hamlet, both built the characters of Mayra and Esteban from their respective intellects, with fundamental contributions to the script, and Garcia obtained in the aforementioned International Festival the Coral of Best Male Performance for his work in this film.
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