(born 1966 in Palma Soriano
in the province of Santiago
) is a Cuban film director
. After studying cinema in the USSR
, he graduated from the EICTV (International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños
). His thesis film, Molina's Culpa
, won a Coral award and was also simultaneously denounced by a local Catholic organization for alleged anti-religious content.Molina, as his fans refer to him, is an actor as well as a director. He has appeared in close to eighty films (including student films and shorts) and most notably has appeared in many of the films of Cuban filmmaker Fernando Perez, including Madagascar
, La Vida Es Silbar ( Life is to Whistle)
, among others. Among his best known films are Culpa
(1993) and Molina's Test
(2001). His works are always irreverent and provocative low budget productions, and always feature explicit sexuality and extreme violence. American film scholar Ruth Goldberg's influential analytic essay on Molina's work appears in the anthology Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe, edited by Steven Jay Schneider.
Molina currently holds a position as the cultural liaison at the EICTV (International Film and TV School) in Cuba, and also teaches directing at the Instituto Superior de Arte
. He lives in San Antonio de los Banos
with his common-law wife and their two daughters.
In 2008 Jorge Molina won in The jury granted Molina with $10.000 in the category of production of shortfilm for his... Read More