Cows Wearing Glasses: A Film About the Art of Life

August 5, 2014 8:06 PM

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Cows Wearing Glasses: A Film About the Art of Life

Cows Wearing Glasses (Las vacas con gafas) is the first major feature by Puerto Rican film director Alex Santiago Pérez, who previously directed shorts and documentaries. I was able to preview the film just before its international release, which begins in the month of August. The film is currently scheduled to participate in various festivals including: The AFI Latin American Film Festival and The Mar de Plata Film Festival, Argentina among others (See full list below). The film is made available for screening across universities in the U.S. by Pragda's Spanish Film Club. What follows is a review of the film complemented with a brief interview with Santiago Pérez.

Cows Wearing Glasses offers a complex representation of the human condition. It's the story of a man, Marcelino Sariego (Daniel Lugo), a painter and university professor in Puerto Rico living the last days of his life, who is losing his eyesight and realizes he has to bring closure to familial confl...

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