Cuban critic and essayist Rufo Caballero died Wednesday in the Cuban capital from a heart attack at the age of 45.. A full professor of the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana, Caballero’s work focused on film criticism, for which he received the Ibero-American and Caribbean Cinema Essay Award, the Lya Kostakowsky Hispanic-American Essay Award, and the National Critic Award. In 2003, he won the National Culture Award.
Born in 1966, he left behind an extensive body of writing, profound and sometimes controversial, about film, the visual arts, and music.
Caballero held a doctorate in art and was a senior professor at the University of Havana´s Faculty of Arts and Letters. Some of his outstanding books include Un hombre solo y una calle oscura: Los roles de género en el cine negro, published by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists and Cine latinoamericano: Un pez que huye, published by Arte y Literatura in 2007.