9/20/2018 0 Comments
A Leeds-based filmmaker has made the first psychological horror film to come out of Cuba.
Film director Rudy Riveron Sanchez, who is originally from Cuba, filmed his trailblazing film ¿Eres Tú, Papá? - Is that you? in 2016, set in the rarely seen Cuban countryside.
He said: "Before I made this film, the only films coming out of my home coun-try tended to be portraying the benefits of the Cuban revolution or criticising the system. I used the psychological horror genre because I wanted to take a different approach."
The film wasn't without its challenges though. During filming in Cuba, Fidel Castro died.
Rudy said: “The local authorities told us that we had to stop filming, which would have been a disaster. But after a short break and with the support of the government, we were allowed to film again."
The film ¿Eres Tú, Papá? - Is that you? is already proving popular having been accepted at four film festivals over the next few weeks.
The World Premiere of the film took place at the highly coveted Oldenburg In-ternational Film Festival, which is also known as the Sundance of Europe, where actress Gabriela Ramos won the Seymour Cassel Award for Outstand-ing Performance in her role as Lili.
Rudy said: "It's been a long time coming and I am really looking forward to the world seeing the film. I am so proud that we have been accepted into three film festivals over the next two months as they are such a great platform to get our film in front of the right people."
¿Eres Tú, Papá? Is that you? was also selected by the British Council for in-clusion in their Cannes Film Festival 2018 catalogue. For more information on the film, go to: www.erestupapa.com
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