Top 100 Latin American Directors

by minalex | created - 05 Dec 2012 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

Directors from Brazil (32), Mexico (23), Argentina (17), Cuba (9), Chile (5), Colombia (4), Uruguay (3), Bolivia, Curacao, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Peru and Surinam.

1. Enrique Rosas

Director | El automóvil gris

Enrique Rosas was born in 1877 in Puebla, Mexico. He was a director and producer, known for The Grey Automobile (1919), La soñadora (1917) and La tigresa (1917). He died on August 9, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico.

2. Mario Peixoto

Director | Limite

Mario Peixoto was born on March 25, 1908 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a director and actor, known for Limite (1931). He died on February 3, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

3. Humberto Mauro

Director | Braza Dormida

Pioneer of Brazilian cinema. Humberto Mauro began his career in the provinces in 1926 and was brought to Rio de Janeiro by producer-director Adhemar Gonzaga in 1930. He went on to direct several features which were praised for their uniquely Brazilian style - notably Ganga Bruta (1933) - as well as...

4. Fernando de Fuentes

Writer | Allá en el Rancho Grande

Director of two classic films of Mexican Cinema, Compadre Mendoza, El (1933) and ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (1935), De Fuentes began his career as second assistant director in Santa (1931), the first "talkie" produced in Mexico. His technical abilities promoted him to direct Anónimo, El (1932). De ...

6. Arcady Boytler

Director | El capitán aventurero

Arcady Boytler was born on August 31, 1890 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Arkady Sergeyevich Boytler. He was a director and actor, known for The Adventurous Captain (1939), The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1935) and Águila o sol (1938). He died on November 23, 1965 in Mexico City, Distrito ...

7. Raphael J. Sevilla

Director | Irma la mala

Raphael J. Sevilla was born on September 3, 1905 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was a director and writer, known for Irma la mala (1936), Heart of a Bandit (1934) and Más fuerte que el deber (1931). He died on January 2, 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico.

8. Adhemar Gonzaga

Producer | Alô Alô Carnaval

Adhemar Gonzaga was born on August 26, 1901 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a producer and actor, known for Alô Alô Carnaval (1936), Loucos Por Música (1945) and Pif-Paf (1945). He was married to Didi Viana. He died on January 29, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro.

9. Emilio Fernández

Writer | La perla

Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Romo is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies. For an era he symbolized Mexico due to his violent machismo, rooted in the Revolution of 1910-17, and because of his staunch commitment to Mexican cultural nationalism. Sired by an ethnic Caucasian father ...

10. Alberto Cavalcanti

Director | O Canto do Mar

Born in Brazil in 1897, Alberto Cavalcanti began his film career in France in 1920, working as writer, art director and director. He directed the avant-garde documentary Rien que les heures (1926) ("Nothing but Time"), a portrait of the lives of Parisian workers in a single day. He moved to England...

11. Tom Payne

Actor | Sinhá Moça

Tom Payne was born on October 4, 1914 in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina as Thomas Payne. He was an actor and director, known for Sinhá Moça (1953), Ângela (1951) and Sai da Frente (1952). He was married to Eliane Lage. He died on September 15, 1996 in Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

12. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

15. Lima Barreto

Writer | O Cangaceiro

Lima Barreto was born on June 23, 1906 in Casa Branca, São Paulo, Brazil as Vitor Lima Barreto. He was a writer and director, known for Cangaceiro (1953), A Primeira Missa (1961) and Quelé do Pajeú (1970). He died on November 23, 1982 in Campinas, São Paulo.

16. Anselmo Duarte

Writer | O Pagador de Promessas

Anselmo Duarte was born on April 21, 1920 in Salto, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor and writer, known for The Given Word (1962), O Crime do Zé Bigorna (1977) and Vereda de Salvação (1965). He was married to Ilka Soares. He died on November 7, 2009 in São Paulo, São Paulo.

17. Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Director | O Amuleto de Ogum

Nelson Pereira dos Santos was born on October 22, 1928 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for O Amuleto de Ogum (1974), Memórias do Cárcere (1984) and Tenda dos Milagres (1977). He was married to Ivelise Ferreira. He died on April 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, ...

18. Paulo César Saraceni

Director | A Casa Assassinada

Paulo César Saraceni was born on November 5, 1933 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for The Murdered House (1971), O Viajante (1998) and Capitu (1969). He was married to Ana Maria Nascimento e Silva. He died on April 14, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

19. Glauber Rocha

Director | A Idade da Terra

He studied Law. He also directed theatre pieces, wrote movie criticisms and took part in the creation and development of the 'cinema novo' movement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming its theoretical leader and first embassador in Europe. After "Barravento (1962)", a trilogy of films and "Antonio ...

20. Ruy Guerra

Director | Estorvo

Ruy Guerra left his studies in Portugal for to go to the School of Cinema in Paris. After having worked as assistant for various French directors he moved to Brasil and participated with his first two films in the birth of the "Cinema Novo": "Os Cafajestes (1962)" and "Os Fuzis (1964)" which won ...

22. Roberto Santos

Writer | A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga

Roberto Santos was born in a working-class suburb of São Paulo in 1928. Started his cinema activities around 1952, in the first big studio built in Brazil, the Vera Cruz Studio. In 1956 makes his first movie, "O Grande Momento" ("The Great Momment"), the first neo- realistic movie made in Brazil. ...

23. Jorge Sanjinés

Director | Yawar Mallku

Sanjines made his first feature film, Ukamau (1966), under the auspices of the Bolivian Film Institute, of which he was named director in 1965. A landmark in the history of Bolivian cinema, Ukamau is a sympathetic depiction of the social problems of the Andean peasantry shot exclusively in Aymara, ...

24. Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias

Cinematographer | A Herança

Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias was born on November 5, 1922 in Cajubi, São Paulo, Brazil. He was a cinematographer and director, known for A Herança (1970), O Vigilante (1992) and A Opção (1981). He died on February 8, 2007 in São Paulo, São Paulo.

25. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Director | Fresa y chocolate

Cuba's greatest and best-known director, Tomas Gutierrez Alea fell in love with cinema at an early age, began as a documentarian much influenced by Italian neorealism and came into his own as an artist during Fidel Castro's regime. Over the years he has evinced a fondness for both historical and ...

26. Humberto Solás

Director | Barrio Cuba

One of the great filmmakers of revolutionary Cuba, Humberto Solás entered the film industry as a teenager, and made his first short at 18. After taking a film course at Centro Sperimentale de Cinema in Rome, he made a big impression with his 1966 medium-lenght fiction "Manuela", the first of many ...

28. Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Director | Macunaíma

Joaquim Pedro de Andrade was born on May 25, 1932 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for Macunaima (1969), Guerra Conjugal (1974) and Os Inconfidentes (1972). He was married to Ana Maria Galano, Cristina Aché and Sarah de Castro Barbosa. He died on September 10, 1988 in ...

29. Santiago Álvarez

Director | 79 primaveras

Santiago Álvarez was born on March 18, 1919 in Cuba as Santiago Alvarez Roman. He was a director and writer, known for 79 primaveras (1969), Hanoi, martes 13 (1968) and El sueño del pongo (1970). He died on May 20, 1998 in Havana, Cuba.

30. Júlio Bressane

Director | Filme de amor

Júlio Bressane was born on February 13, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a director and writer.

31. Andrea Tonacci

Director | Blablablá

Andrea Tonacci was born in 1944 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Blablablá (1968), Serras da desordem (2006) and Bang Bang (1971). He died on December 16, 2016 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

32. Perry Henzell

Director | The Harder They Come

Perry Henzell was born on March 7, 1936 in Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica as Maxwell Perry Henzell. He was married to Sally Densham. He died on November 30, 2006 in Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica.

33. Raymundo Gleyzer

Director | México, la revolución congelada

Raymundo Gleyzer was born on September 25, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Mexico: The Frozen Revolution (1973), The Traitors (1973) and Ocurrido en Hualfín (1965).

34. Patricio Guzmán

Director | Nostalgia de la luz

Patricio Guzmán was born on August 11, 1941 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Guzmán Lozanes. He is a director and writer, known for Nostalgia de la luz (2010), La cruz del Sur (1991) and The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975).

35. Arnaldo Jabor

Writer | Toda Nudez Será Castigada

Arnaldo Jabor was born on December 12, 1940 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for All Nudity Shall Be Punished (1973), Tudo Bem (1978) and The Marriage (1976). He is married to Suzana Villas Boas.

36. Sergio Giral

Director | El otro Francisco

Sergio Giral is an American citizen born in Havana, Cuba out of a Cuban father and American mother. He was raised in New York until returned to Cuba at the times of the Revolution in 1960. He began working for The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, in 1961. He went on to make a ...

37. Helvio Soto

Director | Erase un niño, un guerrillero, un caballo...

Helvio Soto was born on February 21, 1930 in Santiago, Chile. He was a director and writer, known for Erase un niño, un guerrillero, un caballo... (1967), El ABC del amor (1967) and Il pleut sur Santiago (1975). He died on November 29, 2001 in Santiago.

38. Jorge Bodanzky

Cinematographer | Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica

Jorge Bodanzky was born in 1942 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Jorge Roberto Bodanzky. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975), Jakobine (1978) and Drittes Jahrtausend (1982).

39. Orlando Senna

Writer | Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica

Orlando Senna was born in 1940 in Afrânio Peixoto, Bahia, Brazil as Orlando de Salles Senna. He is a writer and director, known for Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975), Diamante bruto (1977) and Gitirana (1975). He is married to Conceição Senna.

40. Carlos Diegues

Director | Xica da Silva

Carlos Diegues was born on May 19, 1940 in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil as Carlos Diégues. He is a producer and director, known for Xica da Silva (1976), O Maior Amor do Mundo (2006) and Better Days Ahead (1989). He has been married to Renata Maria de Almeida Magalhães since 1982. They have one child. ...

41. Hector Babenco

Director | Carandiru

Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Eduardo Babenco. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1981) and Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia (1977). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and ...

42. Leon Hirszman

Director | Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

One of the most important Brazilian directors of all time, Leon Hirszman is best remembered for the realistic manner of dealing with social and political themes in his works, from documentaries to feature films. His career started with a segment filmed for Cinco vezes Favela (1962) and The Deceased...

43. Raoul Ruiz

Director | Mistérios de Lisboa

Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly ...

44. Paul Leduc

Director | Frida, naturaleza viva

Paul Leduc was born on March 11, 1942 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and writer, known for Frida Still Life (1983), Cobrador: In God We Trust (2006) and Reed, México insurgente (1973).

45. Francisco Norden

Director | Cóndores no entierran todos los días

Son of an Austrian father and a Colombian mother, Francisco Norden was born in Belgium. He studied architecture at the National University in Bogotá. He finished architecture in Paris at L'Ecole National des Beaux Arts, and then in London at the Polytechnic School of Architecture. In 1955 he ...

46. 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).

47. Pim de la Parra

Writer | Lost in Amsterdam

Pim de la Parra was born on January 4, 1940 in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana. He is a writer and director, known for Lost in Amsterdam (1989), Paul Chevrolet en de ultieme hallucinatie (1985) and De nacht van de wilde ezels (1990).

48. Juan Padrón

Director | Más vampiros en La Habana

Juan Padrón was born on January 29, 1947 in Havana, Cuba as Juan Padrón Blanco-Martínez. He is a director and writer, known for Más vampiros en La Habana (2003), Quinoscopio 1 (1986) and Elpidio Valdés contra dólar y cañón (1983).

49. Suzana Amaral

Director | Uma Vida em Segredo

Suzana Amaral was born in 1932. She is a director and writer, known for Uma Vida em Segredo (2001), Hour of the Star (1985) and Hotel Atlântico (2009).

50. Fernando E. Solanas

Director | 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 director and producer, known for Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985), The Journey (1992) and Clouds (1998). He is married to Ángela Correa.

51. Martin Donovan

Writer | Apartment Zero

Martin Donovan was born on January 21, 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Carlos Enrique Valera Y Peralta-Ramos. He is known for his work on Apartment Zero (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992) and The Legs of Infamy.

52. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer | La montaña sagrada

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...

53. Euzhan Palcy

Writer | Rue cases nègres

Euzhan Palcy was born on January 13, 1958 in Martinique, France. She is a writer and director, known for Rue cases nègres (1983), Siméon (1992) and A Dry White Season (1989).

55. Nicolás Echevarría

Director | Eco de la montaña

Nicolás Echevarría was born on August 8, 1947 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Eco de la montaña (2014), Cabeza de Vaca (1990) and Hikure-tame (1982).

56. Luis Mandoki

Director | Voces inocentes

Luis Mandoki was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Innocent Voices (2004), La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012) and Message in a Bottle (1999).

57. Alfonso Arau

Director | Como agua para chocolate

Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg with Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia--and ...

58. Arturo Ripstein

Director | Profundo carmesí

Arturo Ripstein began his career as assistant director (unbilled) of Luis Buñuel in Ángel exterminador, El (1962). His father, Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. produced his first film, a western written by Gabriel García Márquez titled Tiempo de morir (1965). Ripstein filmography is very praised in Mexico and...

59. Leon Ichaso

Director | Piñero

Leon Ichaso was born on August 3, 1948 in Havana, Cuba. He is a director and writer, known for Piñero (2001), El Super (1979) and Azúcar amarga (1996).

60. Juan Carlos Tabío

Director | El cuerno de la abundancia

Juan Carlos Tabío is a director and writer, known for El cuerno de la abundancia (2008), Guantanamera (1995) and Strawberry and Chocolate (1993).

61. Walter Salles

Director | Central do Brasil

Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Terra Estrangeira (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child.

62. Luis Estrada

Writer | La ley de Herodes

Luis Estrada was born on January 17, 1962 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and director, known for Herod's Law (1999), El infierno (2010) and Un mundo maravilloso (2006).

63. 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 ...

64. 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 ...

65. Guillermo Arriaga

Writer | The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Guillermo Arriaga was born on March 13, 1958 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and producer, known for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), Amores Perros (2000) and 21 Grams (2003).

66. Beto Brant

Director | O Invasor

Beto Brant was born in 1964 in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for The Trespasser (2001), Belly Up (1997) and Crime Delicado (2005).

67. 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...

68. Gaspar Noé

Director | Irréversible

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Irreversible (2002), Enter the Void (2009) and I Stand Alone (1998).

69. Fernando Meirelles

Director | Blindness

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 ...

70. Kátia Lund

Director | Cidade de Deus

Kátia Lund was born in 1966 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is a director and writer, known for City of God (2002), News from a Personal War (1999) and Anaconda (1997).

71. Carlos Carrera

Director | La mujer de Benjamín

With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled ...

72. Juan Pablo Rebella

Writer | 25 Watts

Juan Pablo Rebella was born on January 1, 1974 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He was a writer and director, known for 25 Watts (2001), Whisky (2004) and 3 (2012). He died on July 5, 2006 in Montevideo.

73. Pablo Stoll

Writer | 25 Watts

Born in Montevideo in 1974.

He studied social communication in the Catholic university of Uruguay where he started directing shorts movies. There he also met Juan Pablo Rebella, his partner as a writer and director in all his movies.

After finishing their degree, he started working in commercials and...

74. 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 ...

75. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

76. Carlos Saldanha

Director | Rio

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).

Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...

77. 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).

78. Daniela Thomas

Director | Terra Estrangeira

Daniela Thomas directs and writes films, creates opera and theater sets, writes and directs plays, designs exhibitions and creates installations. She was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1959, is based in São Paulo, but her work has been seen, exhibited and played around the world. It all started in the ...

79. José Padilha

Producer | Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro

He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...

80. Spiros Stathoulopoulos

Director | PVC-1

Spiros Stathoulopoulos is a director and producer, known for PVC-1 (2007), Metéora (2012) and Amazonas (2016).

81. 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).

82. 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...

83. Marco Bechis

Writer | BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi

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, ...

An Italian-Argentinian director

84. Rodrigo García

Writer | Nine Lives

Rodrigo García was born on August 24, 1959 in Bogotá, Colombia. He is a producer and writer, known for Nine Lives (2005), Mother and Child (2009) and In Treatment (2008).

A Colombian who grew up and started his career in Mexico.

85. 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).

86. Claudia Llosa

Director | La teta asustada

Claudia Llosa was born on November 15, 1976 in Lima, Peru. She is a director and writer, known for La teta asustada (2009), Madeinusa (2006) and Loxoro (2012).

87. Pablo Larraín

Writer | Tony Manero

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 ...

88. Pablo Giorgelli

Director | Las acacias

Pablo Giorgelli was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for Las acacias (2011), Invisible (2017) and Moebius (1996).

89. 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).

90. Carlos Reygadas

Director | Japón

Carlos Reygadas was born on October 10, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Carlos Reygadas Castillo.

91. Michel Franco

Producer | Chronic

Michel Franco was born in 1979 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a producer and writer, known for Chronic (2015), Después de Lucía (2012) and Las hijas de Abril (2017).

92. William Vega

Director | La sirga

William Vega is a director and writer, known for La sirga (2012), Sal (2018) and Simiente (2010).

93. Sebastián Lelio

Director | Una Mujer Fantástica

Born in 1974, Sebastián Lelio is one of the leading figures (along with Pablo Larraín, Andrés Wood and a few others) of the post-dictatorship Chilean cinema. After graduating from the "Escuela de Cine de Chile" in Santiago, Lelio started by making shorts (he made five from 1995 to 2003, as well as ...

94. 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).

95. Ciro Guerra

Director | El abrazo de la serpiente

Ciro Guerra was born on February 6, 1981 in Río de Oro, Cesar, Colombia. He is a director and writer, known for Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Los viajes del viento (2009) and Pájaros de verano (2018).

96. Anna Muylaert

Writer | Que Horas Ela Volta?

Anna Muylaert was born on April 21, 1964 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is a writer and director, known for Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015), É Proibido Fumar (2009) and Mãe Só Há Uma (2016).

97. Fede Alvarez

Director | Don't Breathe

Fede Alvarez was born on February 9, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a director and writer, known for Don't Breathe (2016), Evil Dead (2013) and El Cojonudo (2005).

98. Raoul Peck

Director | Lumumba

Raoul Peck was born in 1953 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a director and writer, known for Lumumba (2000), I Am Not Your Negro (2016) and Lumumba: La mort du prophète (1990).

99. Gastón Duprat

Director | El ciudadano ilustre

Gastón Duprat was born on December 8, 1969 in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for El ciudadano ilustre (2016), El hombre de al lado (2009) and El artista (2008).

100. Mariano Cohn

Director | El ciudadano ilustre

Mariano Cohn was born on December 1, 1975 in Villa Ballester, Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for El ciudadano ilustre (2016), El hombre de al lado (2009) and El artista (2008).



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