21st International Arts Carnival – Day 2


Photos and text by: Pacho Manrique

On Day 2 of the Arts Carnival, the public was treated to a varied assortment of international artists. Italian Oscar nominated and Palm d’Or winner actor and director, Giancarlo Gianni, perhaps better remembered as Inspectore Pazzi opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins in “Hannibal” (2001), attended the screening of his favorite movie “Love and Anarchy”(1973), based on a true story of a man bent on assassinating Benito Mussolini. He was briefly interviewed by Efraim Medina about his views in character creation.

Tomasina Quiala, veteran Cuban performer, conversed with Miguel Iriarte and local verse improvisers at the Fine Arts’ auditorium, followed by Las Estereotipas and their views on gender inequality and feminism in a dialogue with Monica Gontovnik.

And on the evening of the second day of this cultural festival, preluded by Andrea Buenaventura and a sampler of her acclaimed salsa show,  “Delirio”; salsa legend Richie Rey amazed a huge audience, that had come by the thousands to the Cultural Park of the Caribbean, by playing some of his most famous musical themes, and telling anecdotes from his early days.