On December 13 ended the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. In the Documentary Film Competition, the Polish-Mexican co-production "Casa Blanca" by Aleksandra Maciuszek won the award.

This year, 37th edition of the Festival was held. Here, every year, the films are shown whose importance and artistic value confirm and also enrich the cultural identity of Latin America and the Caribbean. During this edition, the film "Casa Blanca" by Aleksandra Maciuszek was appreciated, and it was given the main award – the Coral – for the feature-length documentary film.

Casa Blanca is a small fishing village on the Bay of Havana. Nelsa and her son Vladimir, suffering from the Down's syndrome, share a small room in an overcrowded multi-family tenement house. Vladimir is the sole guardian of the ailing Nelsa, Nelsa – the only guardian of Vladimir, who easily gets into trouble. Their life is characterised by conflicts: the woman tries to control the son, while he, rather than being with his mother, prefers to spend time with the fishermen, helping them in their work, frolicking and drinking rum. Every day, Nelsa has to traverse the streets of Casa Blanca in search of her only son, who does not return home until late. One day, the woman's heath deteriorates.

You can find more information on the festival's website.