Cuban actor to play Trujillo in new TV series on the Mirabal Sisters

Luis Alberto García, one of the essential faces of Cuban cinematography, will play Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo in the Disney series “El grito de las mariposas” (The Cry of the Butterflies).

At 59 years of age, García is undoubtedly one of the essential actors of Cuban cinema and television, according to

Graduated in 1984 from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), he soon became an actor of reference with a countless list of titles that validate a successful career, which has always enjoyed wide support and admiration from the public both inside and outside the island, endorsed by numerous acting awards.

Among his titles count: “Clandestinos” (1987), “Plaff” (1989), “Adorables mentiras” (1990), “El elefante y la bicicleta” (1992), “Pon tu pensamiento en mí” (1994), “Guantanamera” (1995), “Zafiros, locura azul” (1997), “Las profecías de Amanda” (1998), “La vida es silbar-” (1998), “Santa Camila de la Habana Vieja” (2002) and “Habanastation” (2011), just to name a few.

In recent years, Luis Alberto García has also gained notoriety through his publications on social networks, often questioning or openly critical of the Cuban government, reviews

“El grito de las mariposas” is a Spanish-Argentine fiction series and the main cast includes Susana Abaitua and Sandy Hernández.

Filming began in Colombia, making it the first series with Spanish production and talent for Disney Latin America’s “Star+” service.

Belén Rueda, Mercedes San Pietro and Willy Toledo are the Spanish actors who complement the cast of this 13-episode fiction, which is based on the true story behind the universal day for the elimination of violence against women, and which can be found exclusively on this new Disney platform for Latin America.

According to a press release, “El grito de las Mariposas” narrates “the endearing, though ultimately tragic, friendship between two young and brave women, whose encounters and misunderstandings over more than two decades immerse us rigorously in historical events.”

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Set in the 1950s in the Dominican Republic, immersed in the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (Luis Alberto García), the fiction presents the story of the young Spanish immigrant Arantxa Oyamburu (Susana Abaitua) and the idealistic Dominican Minerva Mirabal (Sandy Hernández), between whom an indestructible friendship will sprout that will force them to confront “the most grotesque tyranny of the 20th century”.

The series, which began shooting this week in different locations in Colombia, such as Bogota and Barranquilla, will run for seventeen weeks, and will be available on Disney’s new platform for Latin America and will be distributed by Filmax in Spain and the rest of the world.

The Goya for Best Animated Film, Juan Pablo Buscarini, will be the screenwriter and producer of the series, who will be accompanied by Spanish Inés París as director, together with Argentineans Leandro Ipiña and Mariano Hueter, in a co-production “inspired by real events where the color of the Caribbean intermingles with crime and politics”.

Spanish and Argentinean screenwriters Azucena Rodríguez, Ricardo Rodríguez, Juan Pablo Buscarini, Juan Carballo and Pablo E. Bossi complete a team whose production in Spain is led by Gloriamundi Producciones, Tandem Films, Debut and Despedida together with Mediabyte on the Argentinean side.

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