SPANISH CONTEMPORARY FILMAKERS (1980-2016)

by CarlosAlvar | created - 30 Jul 2015 | updated - 17 Sep 2016 | Public

1. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

2. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis (1996). His film ...

3. Fernando Trueba

Writer | Belle Epoque

Trueba studied Imagen at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, was cinema critic for the newspaper 'El País' and for 'La Guía del Ocio' and also founded the journal "Casablanca". At the movies his first success was Opera Prima (1980) following the style of the "comedia madrileña". He had ...

4. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

5. Álex de la Iglesia

Director | The Oxford Murders

A spanish cult director, author of Day of the Beast (El día de la bestia (1995)) and Acción mutante (1993) have their own very strong but small followings, and Dance With the Devil (Perdita Durango (1997)) will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film ever made (...

6. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and Cosas que nunca te dije (1996).

7. Achero Mañas

Director | El Bola

Born in 1966, Achero Mañas first followed in the steps of his mother, actress Paloma Lorena (who played in two of his films), but he soon turned from thespian to film director. He made three shorts before meeting with success - both public and critical - with El Bola (2000), the sensitive portrait ...

8. Fernando León de Aranoa

Writer | Barrio

Fernando León de Aranoa was born on May 26, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Barrio (1998), Los lunes al sol (2002) and A Perfect Day (2015).

9. Julio Medem

Director | Lucía y el sexo

Julio Medem was born in San Sebastian in northern Spain. As a teenager Medem made short movies with a super-8 camera owned by his father. Some of those films are "El ciego" (1976), "El jueves pasado" (1977) and "Fideos" (1979.) Wanting to know more about the darkest corners of the human mind, Medem...

10. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Writer | Azuloscurocasinegro

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo was born on June 24, 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a writer, known for Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), Gordos (2009) and Traumalogía (2007).

11. David Trueba

Director | Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados

David Trueba was born on September 10, 1969 in Madrid, Spain as David Rodríguez Trueba. He is a director and writer, known for Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013), Soldados de Salamina (2003) and The Good Life (1996).

12. Santiago Segura

Actor | Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley

Born in Madrid, Santiago Segura started his career by making his first short movie at the age of fourteen. After studying Arts in Madrid, he finally decided to become a filmmaker. His first short film Relatos de la medianoche (1989) was made with a budget of only 7.000 pts. (about 60 dollars).

After...

13. Daniel Monzón

Writer | Celda 211

Daniel Monzón was born in 1968 in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain as Daniel Monzón Jerez.

14. Jaume Collet-Serra

Producer | The Shallows

Jaume Collet-Serra was born on March 23, 1974 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a producer and director, known for The Shallows (2016), Unknown (2011) and Orphan (2009).

15. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Director | 28 Weeks Later

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was born on December 5, 1967 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. He is a producer, known for 28 Weeks Later (2007), Intacto (2001) and Linked (1996).

16. Rodrigo Cortés

Editor | Buried

Rodrigo Cortés was born in 1973 in Pazos Hermos, Ourense, Galicia, Spain as Rodrigo Cortés Giráldez. He is a writer and editor, known for Buried (2010), Red Lights (2012) and Concursante (2007).

17. Nacho Vigalondo

Writer | Los cronocrímenes

Nacho Vigalondo was born in 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Los cronocrímenes (2007), Colossal (2016) and Extraterrestre (2011).

18. Icíar Bollaín

Director | Mataharis

Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...

19. Alfonso Albacete

Director | Atómica

Alfonso Albacete was born in 1963 in Murcia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Atómica (1998), I Will Survive (1999) and Mentiras y gordas (2009).

20. Agustín Díaz Yanes

Writer | Alatriste

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1950, his childhood was marked by the republicanism of his family opposed to dictator Francisco Franco, winner of the Spanish civil war. He spent his childhood in schools run by republican teachers where he received a liberal education. In the seventies he got a degree in ...

21. Gustavo Ron

Director | My Bakery in Brooklyn

Gustavo Ron was born on December 14, 1972 in Madrid, Spain as Gustavo Ron Zorzano. He is a director and producer, known for Bakery in Brooklyn (2016), Ways to Live Forever (2010) and Mia Sarah (2006). He has been married to Kiruca Utrera since September 21, 2002. They have two children.

22. Daniel Calparsoro

Director | A ciegas

Daniel Calparsoro was born in 1968 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Daniel Calparsoro López-Tapia. He is a director and writer, known for Blinded (1997), Salto al vacío (1995) and Invasor (2012).

23. Paco Plaza

Director | [Rec]

Paco Plaza was born in 1973 in València, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Francisco Plaza Trinidad. He is a director and writer, known for [Rec] (2007), Verónica (2017) and [REC] 3: Genesis (2012). He is married to Leticia Dolera.

24. Benito Zambrano

Director | Solas

Born in the South of Spain, Benito Zambrano first studied drama for three years with a view to becoming a theater director. He then worked for the Spanish television as a photographer and a camera operator. After a while, he felt the urge to turn to movie-making. This was the early 1990s and, as ...

25. Jaime Rosales

Director | La soledad

Jaime Rosales was born in 1970 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and producer, known for La soledad (2007), Las horas del día (2003) and Hermosa juventud (2014).

26. F. Javier Gutiérrez

Director | Rings

He has a Degree in Law through Complutense University in Madrid. Studied in private Film Schools in Spain. In 2001 he founded his own film production company "DR. T Producciones Cinematograficas". At present he lives between Madrid (Spain) and L.A. (USA).

27. Guillem Morales

Director | Los ojos de Julia

Guillem Morales was born in 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Los ojos de Julia (2010), Back Room (1999) and El habitante incierto (2004).

28. Emilio Aragón

Composer | Pájaros de papel

Emilio Aragón comes from one of the most cherished artistic families in Spain that have travelled their art throughout Europe, Latin America and the U.S. for several generations. Gabriel, Emilio's great-grandfather, was a young seminarian pertaining to the bourgeoisie in the Granada of the XIX ...

29. Àlex Pastor

Writer | Los últimos días

Àlex Pastor was born on March 13, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a writer and producer, known for The Last Days (2013), Carriers (2009) and The Natural Route (2004).

30. Paco Cabezas

Director | Penny Dreadful

Paco Cabezas is a director and producer, known for Penny Dreadful (2014), Mr. Right (2015) and Deadly Class (2018).

31. Santiago García de Leániz

Producer | Te doy mis ojos

Born in Madrid, Spain in 1963. Studied Theatre and Film History in Victoria, B.C. Canada 1979-84. Degree on Film making by The London Film School 1985-87. He moved to Madrid in 1988 where he worked as production manager and assistant director in both documentaries and feature films. In 1991 he ...

32. Juanfer Andrés

Editor | Musarañas

Juanfer Andrés is an editor and director, known for Musarañas (2014), 036 (2011) and Es un buen chaval (2013).

33. Raúl Arévalo

Director | Tarde para la ira

Raúl Arévalo was born on November 22, 1979 in Móstoles, Madrid, Spain as Raúl Arévalo Zorzo. He is an actor, known for The Fury of a Patient Man (2016), La isla mínima (2014) and Con el culo al aire (2012).

34. Lara Izagirre

Writer | Un otoño sin Berlín

Lara Izagirre Garizurieta (born in Amorebieta, Spain, 1985) graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country. She pursued her film studies at the NYFA in New York, where she worked for two years in different production companies assuming production duties.

At her next...

35. Lucas Figueroa

Director | Porque hay cosas que nunca se olvidan

Lucas Figueroa is a Spanish director. He also worked as screenwriter, producer post producer, editor, and cameraman. He has filmed in more than 20 countries and he has directed many commercials for television and movie theaters. He lives in Madrid, Spain. His short films won more than 300 awards ...

36. Paco León

Actor | Kiki, el amor se hace

Paco León was born on October 4, 1974 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco León Barrios. He is an actor and writer, known for Kiki, el amor se hace (2016), Carmina y amén. (2014) and Carmina o revienta (2012).

37. Ramón Salazar

Director | 20 centímetros

Ramón Salazar was born on May 28, 1973 in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for 20 centímetros (2005), 10.000 noches en ninguna parte (2013) and Piedras (2002).

38. Cesc Gay

Writer | Krámpack

Cesc Gay was born in 1967 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Francesc Gay i Puig. He is a writer and director, known for Nico and Dani (2000), Truman (2015) and En la ciudad (2003).

39. Sergio G. Sánchez

Writer | Lo imposible

Sergio G. Sánchez was born in 1973 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain as Sergio García Sánchez. He is a writer and director, known for The Impossible (2012), The Orphanage (2007) and Marrowbone (2017).

40. Carlos Iglesias

Actor | Un Franco 14 Pesetas

Carlos Iglesias was born in Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo, Spain). His parents migrated to Switzerland until he was 13 years of age and then to Madrid and Alicante, both in Spain. He became an actor by accident while playing the part of an actor who had fallen ill in an independent theater group. ...

41. Jordi Frades

Director | Isabel

Jordi Frades was born on November 10, 1961 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and producer, known for Isabel (2011), Crims (2000) and Nedor.

42. Gonzalo Bendala

Producer | Días rojos

Gonzalo Bendala was born in 1978 in Seville, Spain. He is a producer and writer, known for Días rojos (2004), When Angels Sleep (2018) and Asesinos inocentes (2015).

43. Miguel Ángel Lamata

Writer | Una de zombis

Miguel Ángel Lamata was born in 1967 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Una de zombis (2003), Tensión sexual no resuelta (2010) and ¿Quién te pides? (1995).

44. Mireia Ros

Actress | La Moños

Mireia Ros was born in 1956 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Lidia Sentís. She is an actress and director, known for La Moños (1996), El triunfo (2006) and Barcelona, abans que el temps ho esborri (2010).

45. Hugo Stuven

Director | Solo

Anomalous is his debut in the world of feature length film as a director and screenwriter. A psychological thriller shot between New York and Barcelona and starring Lluis Homar, Christy Escobar, Edgar Fox, Adria Arjona and Ben Temple.

With his first novel The Lighthouse of Lost Tears he was a ...

46. Chema Rodríguez

Writer | Estrellas de La Línea

Chema Rodríguez is a Spanish filmmaker and writer. He has contributed multipart documentaries on Latin America and Africa to Spanish television (TVE, GeoPlaneta), broadcasted in diverse international channels. In 2006 he took part in the Panorama section of the Berlinale with his full-length ...

47. Leticia Dolera

Actress | [Rec]³: Génesis

Leticia Dolera was born on October 23, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress and writer, known for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012), Requisitos para ser una persona normal (2015) and Déjate llevar (2019). She is married to Paco Plaza.

48. Pau Masó

Actor | Aleksandr's Price

Pau Masó was born in Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain as Pau Masó Coromina. He is an actor, writer, director and producer. Known as a "self-made man", he is hard working, dedicated and persevering. To date, Pau has appeared in different productions, including Aleksandr's Price (2013) and El arte de...

49. Alberto Rodríguez

Writer | La isla mínima

Alberto Rodríguez was born on May 11, 1971 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Alberto Rodríguez Librero. He is a writer and director, known for La isla mínima (2014), Grupo 7 (2012) and El hombre de las mil caras (2016).

50. Jesús del Cerro

Director | Hawaii

Jesús del Cerro is a writer, producer and director born in Madrid (Spain). He started working in popular Spanish TV series like "Medico de Familia", "Policias", " Compañeros" and "Un Paso adelante" . This one was a huge success all over the world and was sold to more than 70 countries like Germany,...

51. Jaume Najarro

Actor | Capa Negra

Jaume Najarro was born on May 6, 1982 in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. He is an actor and producer, known for Capa Negra (2018), La casa del darrere (2009) and Estudi d'actors (2016). He has been married to Laura Celma since January 15, 2016.

52. Carles Torrens

Director | Sequence

Carles Torrens was born in 1984 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director, known for Sequence (2013), Delaney (2008) and Pet (2016).

53. Jorge Dorado

Director | Anna

Jorge Dorado was born on December 8, 1976 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and assistant director, known for Anna (2013), El ministerio del tiempo (2015) and Talk to Her (2002).

54. Martín Rosete

Producer | Money

Martín Rosete is an Award-winning Spanish film director based in New York. In 2013 he was nominated for the Spanish Academy Award (Goya Awards) and won the Melies d'Or for his short film Voice Over.

Rosete has directed and produced an American thriller film titled Money, written by Josep Ciutat and ...

55. Carlos Marques-Marcet

Editor | 10.000 Km

Carlos Marques-Marcet is an editor and director, known for 10.000 Km (2014), Anchor and Hope (2017) and 13 dies d'octubre (2015).

56. Ventura Pons

Director | Anita no perd el tren

Ventura Pons was born on July 25, 1945 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Bonaventura Pons i Sala. He is a director and writer, known for Anita no perd el tren (2001), To Die (Or Not) (2000) and What's It All About (1995).

57. José Antonio Quirós

Director | Pídele cuentas al rey

José Antonio Quirós is a director and writer, known for Pídele cuentas al rey (1999), Cenizas del cielo (2008) and Todo el tiempo del mundo (2014).

58. Isaki Lacuesta

Director | La propera pell

Isaki Lacuesta was born in 1975 in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for La propera pell (2016), Entre dos aguas (2018) and Los condenados (2009).

59. Paula Ortiz

Director | De tu ventana a la mía

Paula Ortiz is a director and writer, known for De tu ventana a la mía (2011), La novia (2015) and El rostro de Ido (2003).

60. Neus Ballús

Director | La plaga

Born in 1980 in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona, Spain). She earned a degree in editing and filmmaking from Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra University. Her first short films, "The granddad with a movie camera" and "Immersion" earned several prizes around the world.

Her first feature-lenght film, "La Plaga" (...

61. Vicente Peñarrocha

Writer | Fuera del cuerpo

Vicente Peñarrocha was born in Spain and attended film school in Madrid and Santa Monica College. After writing several scripts, he made his directorial debut with Fuera del Cuerpo (2004), which got him critical acclaim. After that he enrolled in more international projects such as Arritmia (2007) ...

62. Jonás Trueba

Director | La reconquista

Jonás Trueba was born in 1981 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Jonás Rodríguez Huete.

63. Jorge Algora

Director | El niño de barro

Jorge Algora. Licensed by the RESAD (Madrid Superior School of Dramatic Art). Make your first audiovisual piece in 1984 and until today he has worked in the management, implementation and writing scripts for movies, TV shows, documentaries and advertising. Born and begins to develop its activity in...

64. Rubén Arnaiz

Producer | Maleza

Born in Madrid in 1981. He studied 2 years at C.A.T.A. (Center of Arts and Audiovisual Techniques) direction and script, but he wasn't licensed. Since 2007 he has written, directed or produced more than 30 projects, including short films, documentaries, films and music videos, with his production ...

65. Beatriz Sanchís

Director | Todos están muertos

Beatriz Sanchís is a director and writer, known for They Are All Dead (2014), Mi otra mitad (2010) and La clase (2008).

66. Carlos Vermut

Director | Magical Girl

Carlos Vermut was born as Carlos López del Rey. He is a director and writer, known for Magical Girl (2014), Quién te cantará (2018) and Diamond Flash (2011).

67. Daniel Guzmán

Director | A cambio de nada

Daniel Guzmán was born on September 21, 1973 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Daniel García-Pérez Guzmán. He is an actor and director, known for A cambio de nada (2015), Sueños (2003) and Éxtasis (1996).

68. Sergi Cervera

Actor | Polònia

Sergi Cervera is an actor and director, known for Polònia (2006), La Riera (2010) and El Caso. Crónica de sucesos (2016).

69. Jesús Manuel Montané

Director | La cerimònia de la llum

Jesús Manuel Montané (Barcelona, Spain, 1972) is a filmmaker who's always been fascinated by the dialogue between traditional storytelling and new technologies. In 1998 he wrote, produced and directed the short film 2.0 (1998), featuring one of the very first CGI actresses in movie history. It ...

70. Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Director | Airbag

Juanma Bajo Ulloa was born in Vitoria, a small town in northern Spain where he has set most of his movies.

From his childhood he has been in contact with the audiovisual business. His family owns a popular magazine in Vitoria specialized in photography.

At 14 he started making short movies in super-8...

71. Jaume Balagueró

Writer | [Rec]

Jaume Balagueró was born on November 2, 1968 in Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain as Jaume Balagueró i Bernat. He is a writer and director, known for [Rec] (2007), Mientras duermes (2011) and The Nameless (1999).

72. Pablo Berger

Writer | Blancanieves

Pablo Berger was born in 1963 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain. He is a writer, known for Blancanieves (2012), Torremolinos 73 (2003) and Abracadabra (2017).

73. Montxo Armendáriz

Writer | Silencio roto

Montxo Armendáriz was born on January 27, 1949 in Olleta, Navarra, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Broken Silence (2001), Secrets of the Heart (1997) and Las cartas de Alou (1990).

74. Joaquín Oristrell

Writer | Inconscientes

Joaquín Oristrell was born in 1958 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Inconscientes (2004), Sin vergüenza (2001) and Los abajo firmantes (2003). He is married to Carmen Balagué. They have two children.

75. Manuel Gómez Pereira

Director | Entre las piernas

Manuel Gómez Pereira was born on December 8, 1958 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Between Your Legs (1999), All Men Are the Same (1994) and El amor perjudica seriamente la salud (1996).

76. Javier Fesser

Director | Camino

Javier Fesser was born in 1964 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Camino (2008), Bienvenidos (2015) and Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo (2014).

77. Roger Gual

Director | Smoking Room

Roger Gual was born on November 12, 1973 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Smoking Room (2002), Remake (2006) and Tasting Menu (2013).

78. Manuel Huerga

Director | Salvador (Puig Antich)

Manuel Huerga was born on October 20, 1957 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and editor, known for Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006), Antártida (1995) and Cerimònia d'inauguració jocs olímpics Barcelona '92 (1992).

79. Imanol Uribe

Director | Días contados

Imanol Uribe was born on February 28, 1950 in San Salvador, El Salvador as Imanol Karmel Uribe Bilbao. He is a director and writer, known for Numbered Days (1994), La luna negra (1989) and El viaje de Carol (2002).

80. José Luis Guerín

Director | La academia de las musas

José Luis Guerín was born in 1960 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for La academia de las musas (2015), Tren de sombras (1997) and En construcción (2001).

81. Manuel Lombardero

Director | Tuya siempre

Director and Producer. Graduate in architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior De Arquitectura De Barcelona. In 1981 he co founded the production company Lolafilms, of which he was partner until 2003.

Since 2007 he has been teaching and lecturing on the film direction program at Escac (UB), Barcelona...

82. Agustí Villaronga

Director | El niño de la luna

Agustí Villaronga was born on March 4, 1953 in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain as Agustí Villaronga i Riutort. He is a director and writer, known for El niño de la luna (1989), Pa negre (2010) and 99.9 (1997).

83. Yolanda García Serrano

Writer | Km. 0

Yolanda García Serrano was born in 1958 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is a writer and director, known for Km. 0 (2000), Amor de hombre (1997) and All Men Are the Same (1994).

84. Juan Luis Iborra

Writer | Amor de hombre

Juan Luis Iborra was born on March 25, 1959 in L'Alfàs del Pi, Alacant, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Amor de hombre (1997), Km. 0 (2000) and Valentín (2002).

85. Antonio Hernández

Director | En la ciudad sin límites

Antonio Hernández was born in 1953 in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is a producer and director, known for En la ciudad sin límites (2002), Los Borgia (2006) and El menor de los males (2007).

86. Enrique Urbizu

Director | La caja 507

Enrique Urbizu was born in 1962 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for La caja 507 (2002), No habrá paz para los malvados (2011) and La vida mancha (2003).

87. Miguel Hermoso

Director | Como un relámpago

Miguel Hermoso was born in 1942 in Granada, Granada, Andalucía, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Como un relámpago (1996), Truhanes (1983) and La luz prodigiosa (2003).

88. Eduard Cortés

Director | La vida de nadie

Eduard Cortés was born in 1959 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Eduard Cortés Lletget. He is a director and writer, known for La vida de nadie (2002), Hold Up! (2012) and The Pelayos (2012).

89. Manuel Martín Cuenca

Director | Caníbal

Manuel Martín Cuenca was born on November 30, 1964 in Almería, Almería, Andalucía, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Caníbal (2013), El autor (2017) and La mitad de Óscar (2010).

90. Pablo Malo

Director | Frío sol de invierno

Pablo Malo is a director and writer, known for Frío sol de invierno (2004), La sombra de nadie (2006) and Jardines deshabitados (2000).

91. Miguel Bardem

Director | La mujer más fea del mundo

In 1964 Miguel Bardem was born into an iconic Spanish film family. His father was director Juan Antonio Bardem, his aunt is the actress Pilar Bardem and his cousins are actors Javier and Carlos Bardem. From an early age Miguel knew he would join the family business.

His first short, "La madre", ...

92. Patricia Ferreira

Director | Els nens salvatges

Patricia Ferreira was born in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for Els nens salvatges (2012), I Know Who You Are (2000) and Para que no me olvides (2005).

93. Félix Viscarret

Director | Bajo las estrellas

Félix Viscarret was born in 1975 in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Bajo las estrellas (2007), Dreamers (1999) and Saura(s) (2017).

94. Antonio Naharro

Actor | Yo, también

Antonio Naharro is an actor and writer, known for Yo, también (2009), Uno más, uno menos (2002) and Invulnerable (2005).

95. Álvaro Pastor

Director | Yo, también

Álvaro Pastor was born in 1972 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Yo, también (2009), Uno más, uno menos (2002) and Invulnerable (2005).

96. Gerardo Olivares

Director | 14 kilómetros

Gerardo Olivares was born in Córdoba, city of Andalucía in Spain. He have the same name of his father, an architect. Gerardo has studied Sciencie Information in the University Complutense of Madrid. Since 20 years old, he has been travel to places like North Cape in Norway or the Artic Circle. With...

97. Fernando González Molina

Director | Palmeras en la nieve

Fernando González Molina is a director and producer, known for Palmeras en la nieve (2015), Tengo ganas de ti (2012) and Brain Drain (2009).

98. Mateo Gil

Writer | Agora

Mateo Gil was born on September 23, 1972 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain as Francisco Mateo Gil Rodríguez. He is a writer and director, known for Agora (2009), Open Your Eyes (1997) and The Sea Inside (2004).

99. Paco Arango

Writer | The Healer

Francisco (Paco) Arango was born in Mexico City in 1962. He and his family moved to Spain when he was very young.

He was educated in the United States (Deerfield Academy and Tufts University).

Arango became a successful solo recording artist for Sony Records in Latin America and Spain.

In 1999 he ...

100. Ignacio Ferreras

Director | Arrugas

Ignacio Ferreras is known for his work on Arrugas (2011), How to Cope with Death (2002) and L'illusionniste (2010).



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