Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Date of Birth
Dec 11, 1928
Birth Place:
Havana, Cuba


Tomás Gutiérrez-Alea was considered to be Cuba's greatest director; internationally, he was noted for his versatility and for pointing out the foibles of Cuban society. He received formal training at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome and was initially heavily influenced by the Italian neorealist movement. Upon his return to Cuba in the early 1950s, Gutiérrez-Alea joined "Nuestro...