The New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema opened Tuesday night with a large crowd and a stirring showing of the Cuban movie "Behavior" at Arts Hall in ACES Educational Center for the Arts.
The English-subtitled movie was well-written, acted and photographed, enthralling even a group of teen students from New Haven schools.
Subtitled in English, the film is the story of an pre-teen boy who cares for his drug-addicted mother by raising pigeons and fighting dogs, and who forms a close bond with his teacher (who has to fight system bureaucrats pushing her to retire).
The film festival moves to the Whitney Humanities Center (at Wall and Church streets) through Sunday. It is free to attend.