Thursday, December 13, 2007


The Mexican actor who shot to international fame playing the young Ernesto “Che” Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries is currently in Cuba as a guest of the Havana Film Festival.

Gael Garcia Bernal is plugging his first feature as a director, a film called Deficit, which is supposed to tell the story of a group of young, bored middle class kids who spend their time drinking, taking drugs and being racists, although not necessarily in that order.

The actor told the official Cuban newsagency Prensa Latina that presenting his own film at the Havana festival had been “like a dream come true”.

Apparently, this is Garcia Bernal’s ninth visit to Fidel Castro’s island paradise.

That’s right – visit number nine. Perhaps it's time for someone, somewhere to ask the film star what he thinks about his hosts?


Anonymous Tati said...

hasta cuando? Dios Santo, dame pasencia y la fortaleza para seguir - si mis Hermanos en Cuba siguen tratando de forzar un cambio, pues Yo lo seguire. Dios nos de las fuerzas para seguir gritando a todo el mundo.

12:43 pm  
Anonymous realpolitik said...

These people don't so much think as POSE (very fashionably, of course). They live in a world where image and appearances are more important than truth or substance, so the main thing is to LOOK good (hip, "progressive", cool, etc.). They don't have to believe or even understand any of it; they just have to assume the "correct" posture.

4:56 am  

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