Octavio Cortázar & Patricio Wood
Havana, Feb. 14 (RHC)-- Inspired by the work of Cuban filmmaker Octavio Cortázar over six decades, actor Patricio Wood directed a documentary film, entitled ‘Esa es la vida Octavio’.
The 30-minute-long audiovisual had its world premiere this past Wednesday at Charles Chaplin movie theatre in Havana.
Considered one of the finest Cuban filmmakers of the 20th century, Octavio Cortazar died in Havana in 2008.
Actor Carlos Alberto Méndez plays the role of Cortázar in the fiction scenes included in the documentary film to support archive materials and the testimony of other filmmakers, who were close to the late artist, among them Manolo Pérez, Raúl Rodríguez, Manuel Herrera, Enrique Pineda and Luis Lacosta.
Iconic Cuban films directed by Octavio Cortázar include ‘El brigadista’ from 1976 and ‘Guardafronteras’ from 1980.
Precisely, Patricio Wood stared in ‘El brigadista’, the first fiction feature film directed by Octavio Cortázar, which marked also the beginning of a long, beautiful friendship between the two Cuban artists.