Top 50 Argentinian Directors (Directores Argentinos)

by joaquindruetta_789 | created - 21 Oct 2011 | updated - 27 Aug 2014 | Public

1. Adolfo Aristarain

Writer | Martín (Hache)

Adolfo Aristarain began working on a regular basis in the film industry in 1965, as second assistant director. Before shooting his first film in 1978, he worked as an assistant director in more than thirty feature films, in different parts of the world, such as Sergio Leone's _Erase un vez en el ...

2. Juan José Campanella

Writer | El secreto de sus ojos

Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), El hombre de tu vida (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).

3. Eduardo Mignogna

Writer | Sol de otoño

Eduardo Mignogna was born on August 17, 1940 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Eduardo Mario Mignogna. He was a writer and director, known for Autumn Sun (1996), La fuga (2001) and The Lighthouse (1998). He died on October 6, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

4. Marcelo Piñeyro

Director | Plata quemada

Marcelo Piñeyro was born in 1953 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Burnt Money (2000), Kamchatka (2002) and Ashes of Paradise (1997).

5. Luis Puenzo

Director | La historia oficial

Luis Puenzo was born on February 19, 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for The Official Story (1985), The Plague (1992) and La puta y la ballena (2004).

6. Fabián Bielinsky

Writer | Nueve reinas

He graduated from ENERC (Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica), the most prestigious film school in Argentina, including Lucrecia Martel among its alumni and Anahí Berneri among its lecturers. He worked in several films as Assistant Director or co-writer, until his ...

7. Alejandro Doria

Director | Las manos

Alejandro Doria was born on November 1, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for Las manos (2006), Darse cuenta (1984) and Atreverse (1990). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires.

8. Damián Szifron

Writer | Relatos salvajes

Damián Szifron was born on July 9, 1975 in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and director, known for Relatos salvajes (2014), Los simuladores (2002) and Tiempo de valientes (2005).

9. Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

Director | Los siete locos

After ten years as assistant director to his father 'Leopoldo Torre Rios' he co-directed two films with him. His first personal work was "Graciela (1956)", an adoption from the novel 'Nada' of 'Carmen Laforet' which was made out of reach of the censorship of 'General Perón'. Later on Torre Nilsson ...

10. Alejandro Agresti

Director | Buenos Aires Vice Versa

Alejandro Agresti was born on June 2, 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996), A Less Bad World (2004) and Wind with the Gone (1998).

11. María Luisa Bemberg

Writer | De eso no se habla

María Luisa Bemberg was born on April 14, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a writer and director, known for I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993), I, the Worst of All (1990) and Miss Mary (1986). She was married to Carlos Maria Miguens y Zumarán. She died on May 7, 1995 in Buenos Aires.

12. Fernando E. Solanas

Producer | El exilio de Gardel: Tangos

Fernando E. Solanas was born on February 16, 1936 in Olivos, Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Fernando Ezequiel Solanas. He is a producer and director, known for Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985), The Journey (1992) and Clouds (1998). He is married to Ángela Correa.

13. Sergio Renán

Director | El sueño de los héroes

Sergio Renán was born on January 30, 1933 in Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina as Samuel Kohan. He is known for his work on El sueño de los héroes (1996), La soledad era esto (2002) and Sentimental (1981). He died on June 13, 2015 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

14. Leonardo Favio

Director | Aniceto

Leonardo Favio was born on May 28, 1938 in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina as Fuad Jorge Jury. He was an actor and director, known for Aniceto (2008), Gatica, el mono (1993) and Crónica de un niño solo (1965). He was married to María Vaner. He died on November 5, 2012 in Buenos ...

15. Lucía Puenzo

Writer | XXY

Lucía Puenzo was born on November 28, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a writer and director, known for XXY (2007), The German Doctor (2013) and El niño pez (2009).

16. Israel Adrián Caetano

Writer | Crónica de una fuga

Israel Adrián Caetano was born in 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Adrián Israel Caetano. He is a writer and director, known for Chronicle of an Escape (2006), Bolivia (1999) and Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998).

17. Eliseo Subiela

Director | El lado oscuro del corazón

Eliseo Subiela was born on December 27, 1944 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Eliseo Subiela de la Fuente. He was a director and writer, known for The Dark Side of the Heart (1992), Man Facing Southeast (1986) and Last Images of the Shipwreck (1989). He was married to Mora Moglia. He...

18. Héctor Olivera

Director | No habrá más penas ni olvido

Héctor Olivera was born on April 5, 1931 in Olivos, Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a producer and director, known for Funny Dirty Little War (1983), Rebellion in Patagonia (1974) and Ay Juancito (2004).

19. Sebastián Borensztein

Director | Un cuento chino

Sebastián Borensztein was born on April 22, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Chinese Take-Out (2011), Collateral Man (1997) and La suerte está echada (2005).

20. Daniel Burman

Director | Dos hermanos

Daniel Burman was born on August 29, 1973 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Brother and Sister (2010), Esperando al mesías (2000) and Lost Embrace (2004).

21. Lucas Demare

Director | Guacho

Lucas Demare was born on July 14, 1910 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for Guacho (1954), Los isleros (1951) and La sed (1961). He died on September 6, 1981 in Buenos Aires.

22. Hugo del Carril

Actor | Las aguas bajan turbias

Born in Buenos Aires, Hugo del Carril entered the film industry in a roundabout way--he was originally a popular personality on Argentine radio, and parlayed that into a film career that began in 1936. He was an immediate hit, and developed into one of Argentina's major film stars. He turned to ...

23. Pablo Trapero

Director | El Clan

Pablo Trapero was born in San justo, Argentina in 1971. In 1999 he directed his first feature, Mundo Grua, which won the Critics Prize at Venice. In 2002, he opened his production company, Matanza Cine, that produces films for fellow filmmakers, as well as his own. His second feature, El Bonaerense...

24. Marcos Carnevale

Writer | Elsa y Fred

Marcos Carnevale was born on September 4, 1963 in Inriville, Córdoba, Argentina. He is known for his work on Elsa y Fred (2005), Corazón de león (2013) and Anita (2009). He has been married to Lily Ann Martin since 1987. They have two children.

25. Bruno Stagnaro

Director | Pizza, birra, faso

Bruno Stagnaro was born on June 15, 1973. He is a director and writer, known for Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998), Un gallo para Esculapio (2017) and Okupas (2000).

26. Diego Lerman

Producer | Refugiado

Diego Lerman was born on March 24, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a producer and director, known for Refugiado (2014), Una especie de familia (2017) and Suddenly (2002).

27. Tristán Bauer

Director | Iluminados por el fuego

Tristán Bauer was born on June 22, 1959 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Iluminados por el fuego (2005), Después de la tormenta (1990) and Cortázar (1994).

28. Lisandro Alonso

Director | La libertad

Lisandro Alonso was born on June 2, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for La libertad (2001), Los Muertos (2004) and Jauja (2014).

29. Esteban Sapir

Director | La antena

Esteban Sapir was born on June 6, 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is known for his work on La antena (2007), Picado fino (1996) and Life According to Muriel (1997).

30. Carlos Hugo Christensen

Director | A Intrusa

Born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina in 1914, Carlos Hugo Christensen is considered one of the most prolific filmmakers in Latin American history.

A pioneer in the film industry, his love of literature combined with a forward-thinking attitude towards sexuality, resulted in a unique point of view ...

31. Lucrecia Martel

Director | La mujer sin cabeza

Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina,Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she attended the ENERC (National Film School). She started by directing a few shorts among which Historias Breves I: Rey muerto (1995), which garnered several awards in the international film festival...

33. Armando Bo

Writer | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Armando Bo is a writer and director, known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), The Last Elvis (2012) and Biutiful (2010).

34. Carlos Sorin

Director | La película del rey

Carlos Sorin was born in 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for A King and His Movie (1986), Bombón: El Perro (2004) and Intimate Stories (2002).

35. Juan Carlos Desanzo

Director | El polaquito

Juan Carlos Desanzo was born in 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a cinematographer and director, known for El polaquito (2003), El amor y el espanto (2001) and Eva Peron: The True Story (1996).

36. Diego Rafecas

Actor | Un Buda

Diego Rafecas was born on May 3, 1970 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He was an actor and director, known for Un Buda (2005), Rodney (2009) and Cruzadas (2011). He died on April 18, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

37. Alberto Lecchi

Director | Nueces para el amor

Alberto Lecchi was born in 1954 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina. He is a director and assistant director, known for Nueces para el amor (2000), El dedo en la llaga (1996) and Secretos compartidos (1998).

38. Fernando Ayala

Producer | El jefe

He was one of the most important Argentinian filmmakers; he was the first of them who dared to talk about political issues in his films, back in the fifties, and during his whole career he criticized the military repression in Argentina, both in the films he directed, and the ones he produced, ...

39. Nicolás Tuozzo

Director | Próxima Salida

Nicolás Tuozzo was born in 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a producer and assistant director, known for Próxima Salida (2004), La sombra (2002) and Los Padecientes (2017).

40. Enrique Piñeyro

Actor | Whisky Romeo Zulu

Enrique Piñeyro was born in 1956 in Genoa, Italy. He is an actor and producer, known for Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004), El rati horror show (2010) and Esperando al mesías (2000).

41. Juan José Jusid

Director | Bajo bandera

He started his professional carrer as an actor, Puppeteer and stage photographer then switched to film studies at the Association of Short Film Directors.

42. Hugo Fregonese

Director | Apenas un delincuente

Hugo Fregonese was born on April 8, 1908 in Mendoza, Argentina as Hugo Geronimo Fregonese. He was a director and writer, known for Apenas un delincuente (1949), My Six Convicts (1952) and Savage Pampas (1966). He was married to Faith Domergue. He died on January 17, 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

43. Fernando Spiner

Director | La sonámbula

Fernando Spiner is a director and writer, known for Sleepwalker (1998), Six Shooters (2010) and Adiós querida luna (2004).

44. Miguel Pereira

Director | La deuda interna

Miguel Pereira was born on April 12, 1957 in San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Veronico Cruz (1988), El destino (2006) and La última siembra (1991).

45. Eduardo Calcagno

Director | Yepeto

Eduardo Calcagno was born on January 26, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Yepeto (1999), El diablo sin dama (1970) and Te amo (1986).

46. Mariano Llinás

Writer | Historias extraordinarias

Mariano Llinás was born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and producer, known for Extraordinary Stories (2008), Paulina (2015) and Balnearios (2002).

47. Pablo Fendrik

Director | El asaltante

Pablo Fendrik is a director and writer, known for El asaltante (2007), La sangre brota (2008) and Ardor (2014).

48. Lorena Muñoz

Producer | Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor

Lorena Muñoz was born in 1972 in Argentina as Lorena Laura Muñoz. She is a producer and director, known for Gilda, no me arrepiento de este amor (2016), Yo no sé qué me han hecho tus ojos (2003) and Los próximos pasados (2006).

49. Diego Musiak

Director | Historias clandestinas en La Habana

Diego Musiak was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Clandestine Stories in Havana (1997), Fotos del alma (1995) and Un amor de película (2012).

50. Sergio Wolf

Writer | Yo no sé qué me han hecho tus ojos

Sergio Wolf was born in 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and director, known for Yo no sé qué me han hecho tus ojos (2003), El color que cayó del cielo (2014) and Extranjera (2007).



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