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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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In the spring of 2003, Cuba suffered a wave of hi-jacks of ships and planes in which scores of Cuban citizens were trying to emigrate to North America, drawn by the chance of US residency. Fidel Castro?s regime arrested and imprisoned 75 of them, including freelance journalists, accusing them of being US agents and of conspiring against the revolution. Three kidnappers, detained while trying to take control of a ferry in Havana bay, were condemned to death and executed following extremely summary trials. These events constituted a point of inflexion for the worldwide image of the Cuban regime and caused numerous intellectuals and different governments to revive their condemnations of the Castrist regime. Given the situation, Oliver Stone returned to Cuba to obtain answers and take a deeper look at the island?s political reality.
New York, 1946. Received the Oscar for the screenplay of Midnight Express (1978). In 1986, he presented Salvador in the Velodrome at the San Sebastian Festival. Immediately afterwards he won the Oscar for best film and best director with Platoon (1986), confirming his international renown, maintained with Wall Street (1987), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), new Oscar for best director, JFK (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994), also screened at the Velodrome, Nixon (1995), Comandante (2003) or Persona non grata (2003).
Oliver Stone
Rodrigo Prieto, Carlos Márcovich
Alex Márquez, Langdon Page
Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone
Running Time
62 m.
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