South American Directors

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“ El Violín ” - mrc-meneghin
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ Y tu mamá también
Children of Men
Gravity ” - mrc-meneghin
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals...
“ Cidade de Deus
The Constant Gardner ” - mrc-meneghin
“ Abril Despedaçado
Diarios de motocicleta
On the Road ” - mrc-meneghin
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies...
“ El laberinto del fauno
Crimson Peak ” - mrc-meneghin
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ Amores perros
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Revenant ” - mrc-meneghin
Marco Bechis
The son of a Chilean woman of Swiss-French origins and an Italian father, he grew up in Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. At the age of twenty he was expelled from Argentina for political reasons: he landed in Milan and there he lived throughout the 1980s, while also spending lots of time in New York, Los Angeles and Paris...
“ Garage Olimpo ” - mrc-meneghin
Pablo Larraín
Producer, No
Born in Santiago in 1976, Pablo Larraín is, along with Sebastián Lelio, Chile's greatest movie director as well as a major producer (through his Fabula company). Not for the weak-hearted, his films are straightforward, generally aggressive and interspersed with violence. They paint a hard-hitting portrait of his country...
“ No
El Club ” - mrc-meneghin
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Writer, Santa sangre
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 7, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...
“ El Topo ” - mrc-meneghin
Lucrecia Martel
Director, La Ciénaga
Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina,Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she studied communication sciences. She started by directing a few shorts among which Dead King, which garnered several awards in the international film festival circuit. From 1995 to 1998, she made a series of documentaries for TV as well as a children's TV programme...
“ La Ciénaga ” - mrc-meneghin
Diego Quemada-Díez
Camera and Electrical Department, 21 Grams
Born in the iberian peninsula. He has lived in the American continent for the past two decades. Nationalized Mexican. His first job in the film industry was in 1995, in Ken Loach's film Land and Freedom as a camera assistant to the director of cinematography. A year later, he migrated to the USA where he continued his career in film...
“ La Jaula de Oro ” - mrc-meneghin
“ Relatos Salvajes ” - mrc-meneghin
“ Jauja ” - mrc-meneghin
“ Güeros ” - mrc-meneghin