CAMAGÜEY.- In February it will start the shooting of the largest fiction feature, dedicated to Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, the eponymous hero of Camagüey, announced here its director, the Cuban filmmaker Rigoberto Lopez Pego.

Produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, the film will recreate real events of the mid-19th century, adventures and anecdotes from the life of who emerged as the largest, from childhood until his death at the age of 32.

"Comes at a momentous time for Cuba, which strengthen the national identity, be aware of where we come from, as the only way to know where we are going; enhance civic and patriotic values que afinquen deep down the pride of being Cuban is particularly important," emphasized Rigoberto López, at a press conference this Tuesday, in the Museum Quinta Simoni, one of the locations of the film.

Daniel Romero Pildain, who made of José Martí teenager for the film by Fernando Perez The eye of the canary islands, will interpret Ignacio Agramonte, which takes three months training fencing and horse riding, in addition to the historical research about a character with political conflicts in the middle of the war of independence, and with an intense love by Amalia Simoni.

"Martí made me artist, when it came to the ENA (National School of Art), but Agramonte is making me man every day, because in it are the sense of discipline and of duty," Romero said Pildain.

The cast also participate Claudia Thomas (Amalia Simoni), Rafael Lahera (Salvador Cisneros Betancourt), Waldo Frank (Doctor Simoni, father of Amalia), Enrique Good (Eduardo Agramonte), among other Cuban actors and Camaguey, and Americans Jonathan Cohen (Jordan) and Michael Crowley (Henry Reeve).

The music shall bear the signature of José María Vitier and the direction of photography will be in charge of Angel Alderete.

Rigoberto López praised the care of the architectural heritage of the city, something favorable for the relevance of locations; provides for four months of shooting and the premier coming in December, at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Havana.

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