Monday, August 27, 2007

Guantanamera: A Film By Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio

By Jon Griffin

This was the last movie by the master of Cuban film director Tomas Gutierrez Alea (who already had lung cancer when he started this film). He also enlisted the help of a young protoge, Juan Carlos Tabio, who co-directed the movie with him. Tomas, also called Titon, was probably most famous for his 1993 movie Fresa y Chocolate or in English, Strawberry and Chocolate. Guantanmera was made in 1994.