1935 – 2012
Who was Octavio Getino?
Octavio Getino was an Argentine film director and writer who is best known for co-founding, along with Fernando Solanas, the Grupo Cine Liberación and the school of Third Cinema.
Getino was born in Spain and migrated to Argentina in the 1950s.
In 1964 he was awarded the Premio Casa de las Américas for his short-stories book Chulleca. Getino also left a number of essays on cinema and sociology.
From 1989 to 1990, Getino led the Instituto Nacional de Cinematografía.
He died of cancer at 77, on October 1, 2012.
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