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The Boatswain

El Contramaestre

Directed by Alejandro Pérez
Cuba, 2017


Carlos lives isolated deep in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra in Cuba, after an entire life of working in the high seas. His day to day life takes place between memories of another time, work in the field and his animals, the only travelling companions of this man who is a castaway on land.

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The Boatswain Directed by Alejandro Pérez

Awards & Festivals

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

2017 | Winner: Special Jury Mention (Latin America Competition)