EL PEZ AZUL – DIRECTOR’S CUT
2017, Cuba and Mexico, Unrated, Spanish and English
Friday, February 24, 2017 – 10:00 AM
Award-winning Cuban filmmaker Aram Vidal will screen a director’s cut of his debut feature film EL PEZ AZUL (THE BLUE FISH) and discuss his filmmaking process. The film follows Ernesto after he leaves Cuba, abandoning the love of his life, and continues to exist in two stages: his new life in Mexico and his past in Cuba with Clara.
Writer/Director, El Pez Azul
Cuban filmmaker Aram Vidal began his career as a writer. He won the El Caballo de Coral, Premio Nacional FEU prize and the Pinos Nuevos award which led him to publish his book La gente sí se da cuenta (2007). In 2005 he graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Communication and started to work as a screenwriter and director at the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). He has participated in artist residencies in Cuba, Mexico and the United States. His fiction productions include Recursion (2012), Relief (2013), and Cat (2016), which have garnered numerous awards.