Havana, Sep 16 – Cuban filmmaker Daniel Diaz Torres died today at 64, a few months after saying good bye to the audience with his awarded tragicomedy La Pelicula de Ana (Ana’s Movie).
Sources closed to Diaz Torres told Prensa Latina that the also documentary maker died victim of cancer and will be buried today.
Born on December 31, 1948, Diaz Torres worked in around hundred editions of Latin American ICAIC News from 1977 to 1981 and his first work as film director was in 1982 with Jibaro.
He won international fame with the satire Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas (Alice in Wonder town), filmed in 1991, with script of Eduardo del Llano, a usual collaborator, as the photographic director Raul Perez Ureta.
Known by its irreverent tone and for being always ready to break genre molds as the detective, Diaz Torres made multiple parodies, the last one Lisanka (2009).
He also taught at the International School of Cinema and was member of the Committee of Latin American Moviemakers, besides being an active participant in the current process of the reorganization of the Cuban Cinema.
Source: Prensa Latina