José Luis Cuerda (born 18 February 1947 in Albacete, Spain) is director, screenwriter and producer of film Spanish.
He began to study law, but leaves it in three years and became engineer of radio and television broadcasting. In 1969 joined Spanish television, making reports and documentaries for informational services (five years made more than 500 articles and documentaries). From 1985 to 1987 he worked as a professor at the Faculty of fine arts from the University of Salamanca.
Of various short films in 1982 he directed his first feature film pairs and nones, which would place him in the field of the directors who grow the so-called “madrileña comedy” (Fernando Colomo is another of its most important representatives).
His next film the living forest (1987) will inaugurate a new stage caracterizada by what can be termed as “absurd humor” career. A year later would work enshrined it as a filmmaker, apart from being a box office success: Sunrise, which is no small… read more
Estaba aburrido. Creo que me lo gustaria, si no se lo requiere para mi clase de espanol. Todas las cosas interesantes ocurren en el final 20 minutos. No creo que la sucia Camina y su sancho son interesante, solo repugnante. En general, es un muy tipico pelicula sobre fascism que he visto antes (exepto por la bestialidad). Por ejemplo, ¿el maestro liberal es un comunista? ¿El sacerdote es corrupto? ¡Que sorpresa!
A touching and thought-provoking film that examines allegiance to our parents versus our allegiance and respect for our favorite teachers. It is a film that traces the seeds of Fascism before it blooms. My full review is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2012/09/132-spanish-director-jose-luis-cuerdas.html
for people familiar with the literary works of Manuel Rivas and the spanish language.this is/can be an impressive film.it's amazing how well put together the director mixed these stories together.a bond of friendship between a teacher and student who is getting to know the fascinating things in life.the film goes through his childhood of how beautiful these things were and how we must face reality
Completely agree but it's important to recall that Manuel Rivas is a Galician writer that wrote the book that this film is based on in Galician ("O lapiz do carpintero" - "The pencil of the carpenter"), and later on, they translated it to Spanish and many other languages. Good film, but it still far away from "Amanece que no es poco", "The blind sunflowers" or "El Bosque Animado".