directores españoles contemporáneosby ianmello | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 03 Dec 2016 | Public
Buenos directores de cine españoles en actividade.
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 ...
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 Thesis (1996). His film ...
Director | The Oxford Murders
A spanish cult director, author of Day of the Beast (The Day of the Beast (1995)) and Acción mutante (1993) have their own very strong but small followings, and Dance With the Devil (Dance with the Devil (1997)) will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film ever made (...
13. 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).
14. Oriol Paulo
Writer | El cuerpo
Oriol Paulo studied audiovisual communication at Pompeu Fabra University and film at the Los Angeles Film School.
As a scriptwriter, he wrote screenplays for small screen films such as Ecos (2006) and Codi 60 (2011), but is best known for his work in series such as Absolute majority (2004) and The ...
15. David Marqués
Director | Cualquiera
David Marqués was born on January 3, 1972 in Valencia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Dioses y Perros (2014), En fuera de juego (2012) and the award-winning trilogy filmed in Ibiza, Aislados (2005), Desechos (2010) and Cualquiera (2003). He is also the writer of Campeones (2018), one...
18. Esteban Roel
Director | Musarañas
A Mexican actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico). He worked in Theatre, mainly exploring the area of Improvisation. In 1991 he founded, along with Hector Bonilla, the Latin American Improvisation League (LLI) where great actors arose, ...
21. Santiago Segura
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).
27. Icíar Bollaín
Director | Flores de otro mundo
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, ...
34. 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 ...
36. 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 ...