Benicio del Toro awarded Tomas Gutierrez Alea Prize

On July 30, President of the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers Miguel Barnet presented to Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro the Tomás Gutiérrez Alea International Film Prize, an award sponsored by the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC). The award ceremony took place at UNEAC’s Martínez Villena hall.

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