José Martí: The Eye of the CanaryDirection: Fernando Pérez.
Countries: Cuba, Spain.
Duration: 120 min.
Producers: Rafael Rey Rodriguez. Cast: Damián Antonio Rodríguez, Daniel Romero, Broselianda Hernández, Rolando Isidro Brito Rodríguez.
This film focuses on the early years of famed revolutionary José Martí (1853-1895), as he experiences the many injustices perpetrated under the Spanish colonial rulers and navigates a personal conflict with his father.
Fernando Pérez graduated from the Universidad de la Habana with a degree in Language and Spanish Literature. He began working in the Cuban film industry in 1971 as an assistant director, before directing his first documentary in 1975. His feature debut was the drama Clandestinos (1987) but it was not until Madagascar (1994) that he garnered significant international recognition. Fernando Pérez later directed La vida es silbar (1998), Suite Habana (2003), considered by some critics to be the best Cuban film in decades and Madrigal.
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