Cuban National Film Award 2018 Went to Miriam Talavera
The Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematographic Industry (Icaic in Spanish) gave the National Film Award 2018 to editor and director Miriam Talavera.
According to a press release of the institution, next March 23, Talavera will become the third woman to receive this award.
When informed of the decisión, Talavera assured she has been doing what she likes most in life for the last 55 years and never did she expect this recognition.
The filmmaker is a graduate in French Language and Literature at the University of Havana and worked at the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, from 1962 to 1970, as editor of short films for Television.
Talavera started working in Icaic in 1970 as editor of documentary and feature films of fiction.
In this institution, she began to direct documentaries in parallel to her work as editor and had the opportunity of working with talented filmmakers such as Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Santiago Alvarez. “Hasta cierto punto” (1983) and “Fresa y Chocolate” (1993) are two of the feature films where she can be evaluated as editor, while documentary “Espiral”, which she directed in 1990, is one of the best rapprochement to the living myth of dancing that is Alicia Alonso.