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The Man from Maisinicu and its imprint on Cuban cinema

The Man from Maisinicu and its imprint on Cuban cinema

Camagüey, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Man from Maisinicu (1973), a film by Manuel Pérez, remains at the center of debates at the Film Critics Workshop that closed in this city on Monday.

‘For me, the motion picture is part of the most important works by Manuel Perez, due to its structure and narration of the facts in a documentary form, and it is a great illustrated feature of the fight against bandits in Cuba,’ filmmaker Mario Naito said.

With instrumental music by Leo Brouwer and Silvio Rodriguez, the film stands out among those of its genre at the time in Latin America.

The debate also focused on the reception of film internationally.

According to moviemaker Fernando Perez,’it is an action film that also looks at Hollywood canons of the time, so it was also a motivation for its director.’

The multi-award winning moviemaker added that it was also about making a great story. I had the opportunity to collaborate as assistant for some scenes, and I can say that participation of top professionals gave great results,’ he added.

Sergio Corrieri, Reynaldo Miravalles and Adolfo Llauradó had leading roles in the film, ‘which for the time and the context also had many merits,’ according to film critic Ronald A. Ramirez.

The conception of the hero in the discourse on the fight against vandalism in Cuba is a contribution to cinema at the time,’ he pointed out.

The Workshop also discussed the distinctive imprint of another classic Cuban film, Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), which three decades after its release continues to be an eternal trademark of the best of Cuban cinema.


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