Madrid, Spain.-The Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, south of Spain, will award next November Cuban actor Jorge Perugorria with the Prize City of Huelva, announced the organization of the contest.
With that award which will be handed to the star duribng the 42nd edition of the event, scheduled for November 11 to 20, the festival pretends to extoll the long and prolific professional career of Perugorria, as well as his versatility, indicated a communiqué.
The actor is considere done of the most universal interpreters of Cuban cinema with over 50 titles in his filmography, highlighted organizers of the Festival that started since 1974 in that city of the Andalusia region.
For the Huelva venue, Perugorria (Havana, 1965) with over three decades in his career, became one of the most important Iberoamerican actors of his generation.
His commitnent with Latin American cinematography is also shown through his contribution to the industry as director, producer and scriptwriter, added the reléase.
He obtained an international recognition for his debut in the big screen in the film Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), by directors Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio, it recalls.
That film brought him the recognition of the Association of Cinematographic Critics of Los Angeles and the Association of
of Show Business Critics of New York, among other distinctions.
Other awards that abound in his career are the Prize Glory to Artistic Trajectory in the 29th edition of the Chicago Latino Film Fedstival in 2013, or prize to the Best Secondary Actor for ‘Waituing List’ (2000) by Tabio, in the Cartagena Film Festival, in 2001.
Perugorriua was named member of the U.S. Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, worked under famous directors worldwide such as Ruy Guerra, Laurent Cantet or Steven Soderbergh.
He has also performed in productions of Cuba, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil and Spain.
Ths Spanish production ‘Winds of Havana’ (Vientos de La Habana, 2016) by Felix Viscarret, is his most recent work, in which he interprets Mario Conde, literary character created by Cuban writer Leonardo Padura, which will be seen in Spanish theaters next September 30.
With this prize, the Festival of Iberoamerican Cinema of Huelva, under the direction of Manuel H. Martin, sends another wink to Cuba country to be paid tribute in its 42nd edition.