Fernando Pérez

Fernando Pérez

Cuba

Biography

Fernando Pérez Valdés is a prominent Cuban film director. Pérez graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Language and Spanish Literature, and 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 wasn’t until MADAGASCAR (1994) that he garnered significant international recognition. Pérez later directed LA VIDA ES SILBAR (1998) and SUITE HABANA (2003), considered by some critics to be the best Cuban film in decades. Additional works include MADRIGAL and his last film, WALL OF WORLDS (2014). DEFIANT SOULS (2018) won Special Jury Prize at Havana FF.

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