Octavio Cortázar

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Octavio Cortázar
Octavio Cortázar Jiménez

(1935-01-19)19 January 1935
Havana, Cuba
Died27 February 2008(2008-02-27) (aged 73)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation(s)Film director
Years active1961–2005

Octavio Cortázar Jiménez (19 January 1935 – 27 February 2008) was a Cuban film director and screenwriter. He directed twelve films between 1961 and 2005. His 1977 film The Teacher was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution.[1] His 1981 film Guardafronteras was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Cortázar died of a heart attack while visiting Madrid on 27 February 2008 at the age of 73.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Berlinale 1978: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  2. ^ "12th Moscow International Film Festival (1981)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ Fallece el cineasta Octavio Cortázar (in Spanish)

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