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Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1928–1996)


Cuba's greatest and best-known director, Tomas Gutierrez Alea fell in love with cinema at an early age, began as a documentarian much influenced by Italian neorealism and came into his own as an artist during Fidel Castro's regime. Over the years he has evinced a fondness for both historical and contemporary fables, invariably politically pointed ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 67) in Havana, Cuba

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Known For

Strawberry and Chocolate
(1993)
Guantanamera
Guantanamera Director
(1995)
Hasta cierto punto
(1983)

Filmography

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 1995 Guantanamera
 1991 Contigo en la distancia (Short)
 1991 Con el amor no se juega (Short)
 1977 La sexta parte del mundo (Documentary)
 1974 El arte del tabaco (Documentary short)
 1964 Cumbite
 1962 Las doce sillas (as Tomás G. Alea)
 1962 Muerte al invasor (Documentary short)
 1960 Asamblea general (Documentary short)
 1959 Esta tierra nuestra (Documentary short)
 1955 El mégano (Documentary short)
 1950 Una confusión cotidiana (Short)
 1947 El faquir
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Dialectica del espectador" ("The Viewer's Dialectic").

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

T.G. Alea | Tomas Gutierrez Alea | Tomás G. Alea | Titon
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Trivia:

Education: University of Havana (law); Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome. See more »

Nickname:

Titon

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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