Benicio del Toro criticizes U.S. policy towards Cuba
Cannes, May 25, (RHC), -- Puerto Rican actor and filmmaker Benicio del Toro criticized in Cannes the hostile policy of the United States against Cuba, that violates the rights of both Cuban and U.S.citizens.
The remarks were made during the presentation of the film “Seven Days in Havana” a collection of equal number of short films, one of which was directed by him.
Del Toro slammed the restrictive U.S.measures that prevent its citizens to travel freely to the Caribbean nation.
“Traveling to Cuba is difficult as you have to ask special permission from the U.S.government, to pay a large sum of money and then wait several months to obtain the approval,” he said.
That does not happen with any other country said the actor, who won an Oscar for his role in the film “Traffic” and also the award for Best Actor at Cannes 2008 for his role in “Che, the Argentinean”.
Along with del Toro were two of the directors of “Seven Days in Havana”, Argentine Pablo Trapero and Spanish Julio Medem, who agreed to highlight the great assistance provided by the Cubans to the production of the film.
Medem said the film is about the situation and the difficulties in Cuba, and the optimism of its people, who have a lot of dignity and is very proud of having made a Revolution.