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The story of comrade Sergio Cabrera before the cinema


Juan Gabriel Vásquez dedicates his new novel to exploring the Colombian filmmaker's days of Maoism and guerrilla movement, marked by the radical political commitment of his family

Sergio Cabrera (first from the right without a cap), in 1967, reading the red book in a popular Chinese commune. Family archive

Colombian film director Sergio Cabrera (Bogotá, 70 years old) never finished editing a film without worrying about whether his father, an iconic Spanish and Colombian theater director named Fausto Cabrera, would like it.

"Without my father, I would never have dedicated myself to cinema," Sergio said days after Fausto's death in 2016. "He has been so present in my life that he appears in almost all my films."


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(1993), perhaps the best known of his works, his father plays an anarchist ...

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