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Costa Ricans Enjoyed Dominican Films

February 23, 2018

Costa Rica – For the first time ever, the Dominican Film Showcase went to Costa Rica. Every Tuesday from January 23 to February 20th, Costa Ricans enjoyed an interesting variety of some of the best Dominican films, including: Dólares de Arena, Death by a Thousand Cuts, La Familia ReynaLa Lucha de Ana and Cristo Rey, as well as the presence of special guests such as Yvette Marichal, Director of the DR Film Commission (DGCine) Laura Amelia Guzmán, Dominican filmmaker, and Danilo Reynoso, Dominican actor and film producer.

Mr. Octavio Lister Henríquez, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Costa Rica, expressed his gratitude to Costaricans for accepting the invitation to learn more about the Caribbean nation through its films. Mr. Lister also appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with GFDD/Funglode in this initiative. Representatives of local authorities in San José and members of the international community were also present at the screenings.

From fiction to comedies to drama to environmental documentaries, the Dominican Republic has seen an explosion of good quality films in recent years, thanks to the Law 108-10, which provides local and international incentives for film production in the country.

These events were part of a joint effort of GFDD/Funglode with the Dominican Embassy in Costa Rica, DGCine (DR Film Commission), and the Centro Costarricense de Producción Cinematográfica, to bring together locals and the Dominican diaspora in Costa Rica while showcasing a sample of the best Dominican movies of all time.