10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

vacas con gafas, Las (2015 Feature Film) Nominee

Alex Santiago Pérez | Puerto Rico | 2013 | 93 min | Spanish

When a solitary, eccentric artist and professor hears he’ll go blind, he has to deal with this terrifying fact and reconcile with his daughter, who became alienated from him due to circumstances years ago. Subtle drama about aging and coming to terms with the inevitable.

Marcelino ‘Marso’ Sariego – a brilliant artist and professor – functions perfectly as an eccentric loner until he’s told he’ll go blind. Marso (a subtle performance from Daniel Lugo) rapidly has to come to terms with what blindness will entail in his daily and emotional life. He decides to use the terrifying transition period to reinforce ties with his adult daughter who became alienated from him years ago due to events from the past.

In this sometimes minimalist drama with understated comedic moments, the solitary protagonist discovers what blindness does to your identity. And what remains of your former success if you cannot create anything new? Now he only has a sliver of light left, Marso has to deal with basic problems, his decline and the emotional minefield he so carelessly created when he was younger.

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

Year in



Alex Santiago Pérez


Pedro Juan López


Daniel Lugo


Javier Maldonado




93 min

Production Company

Cozy Light Pictures

Production Design

Nydia González


Alex Santiago Pérez


Alex Santiago Pérez

Sound Design

Maite Rivera Carbonell

Year of Production



Alex SANTIAGO PÉREZ (1970, Puerto Rico) studeerde geschiedenis. Sinds 1995 maakt hij educatieve documentaires. Las vacas con gafas (2014) is zijn speelfilmdebuut.



Las vacas con gafas/Cows Wearing Glasses (2014)