CLANDESTINOS Fernando Pérez | Cuba | 1987 | Fiction | 89min One of the most commercially successful and ‘Hollywood’ of all Cuban films, this tense, action-packed political thriller chronicles the romance between two young revolutionaries in 1950’s Havana as they fight for their lives against Batista’s secret service. Cuban director Fernando Perez’s feature debut is based on real events from the early days of the revolution, and hailed by critics worldwide.
SUITE HABANA Fernando Pérez | Cuba | 2003 | Documentary | 85min Pérez captures snippets of Havana and the colorful lives of ordinary Cubans in this award-winning city symphony. With no dialogue and only sound and images to carry the plot, the film transcends the day to day of life in Havana. The New York Times calls the documentary, an “intermittently beautiful tone poem on film”.
INSUMISAS Laura Cazador & Fernando Pérez | Cuba, Switzerland | 2018 | Fiction | 94min Following one of the most scandalous trails in colonial Cuban history, Fernando Perez’s newest feature alongside co-director Laura Cazador is based on the true story of Enriqueta Faber, a Swiss expat who dressed as a man to study medicine, becoming the first female surgeon in Latin America.