Humberto López y Guerra

Humberto López y Guerra

Humberto Lopez y Guerra was born in Cuba, in 1942. He began his film career 1960 producing and directing a series of documentary films for the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinema, ICAIC. In 1963 he was given through election a scholarship to study film directing at the Cinema Superior School at Babelsberg Berlin, Germany. After graduating from Babelsberg's Film Institute he returned to Cuba where he directed his film "Juventud 67", (Youth, 67). However, he went back to Europe in 1968 and he moved to Sweden. In 1973, he was photography and co-director of the film "Rene Char" produced by the Swedish Film Institute.

In 1976 he directed his film "Lorca: Death in Granada", produced by the Swedish Television. In October 1980 the New York Times described the transmission of the film by Spanish Television in June that same year as attracting "one of the largest audiences in the history of Spanish Television. In 1978 he directed two documentaries titled "Spain two years after Franco", produced for Swedish Television. In 1979 he directed "Arrabal", a documentary about the Spanish writer Fernando Arrabal. In 1981 this film represented Sweden in the international television festival Prix d'Italia. In 1980 he directed for Swedish Television his film "Det Langa Straffet" (The Sentence) about Huber Matos. The Sentence represented Sweden in EMMY Awards in New York in 1981. In 1987 he wrote and directed "Ondskans ar" a TV film in three parts about Nazism in Sweden during the second world war. The film was very successful in Sweden and in the Nordvision Awards in 1989.

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Filmography

He began his film career 1960 producing and directing a series of documentary films for the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinema, ICAIC.

In 1963 he was given through election a scholarship to study film directing at the Cinema Superior School at Babelsberg Berlin, Germany. While studying there he directed the short fiction film Carlos. During his last year at school he concentrated on drama courses at the Berlin Ensemble

After graduating from Babelsberg’s Film School he returned to Cuba where he director his film Juventud 67, (Youth, 67). In 1973, he was photography in the film Rene Char produced by the Swedish Film Institute (SFI).

In 1976 he directed his film Federico García Lorca: A Murder in Granada produced by the Swedish Television. The film was shown in the United States by Channel 13 of New York in 1977 and represented Sweden at the International Film Festival in Lille, France in that same year. It was shown at the Festival dei Populi at Florence, Italy in 1978 and in Barcelona the same year.

In October 1980 the New York Times described the transmission of the film by Spanish Television in June that same year as attracting "one of the largest audiences in the history of Spanish Television", (NYT, Oct. 19, 1980).

In 1977he directed a documentary about the Spanish Literature Nobel Price Winner Vicente Aleixandre produced for Swedish Television TV1-Kultur.

In 1978 he directed two documentaries titled Spain two years after Franco produced for Swedish Television TV1-Kultur

In 1979 he directed a documentary about the Spanish writer Fernando Arrabal. In 1981 this film represented Sweden in the international television festival Prix d’Italia.

In 1980 he directed for Swedish Television his film Det Långa Straffet (The Sentence) about Huber Matos. The Sentence represent Sweden in EMMY Awards in New York in 1981.

In 1987 he wrote and directed Ondskans ar, The Evil Years a TV Film in tree parts about the Nazism in Sweden during the Second World War. The film had a great success in Sweden and become the Nordvision Awards 1989.

In 1987 he directed the (mini) TV series Vinnaren (SVT)

In 1987 he directed the (mini) TV series Daghemmet Lyckan (SVT)

In 1989 he is termination the (mini) TV series Castro’s Cuba. Writer of following screenplays:

1989: The Democratic Terrorist with Jan Guillou, Swedish TV /Malmö

1993: Svea Guest-Hause, Swedish Film Institute

In 2003 hi write ins first roman Operación Caimán Rojo


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