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Friday, November 13, 2015

Best Directors Working Today (Latin America and the Caribbean)



Picked from directors who are Latin American or Caribbean by birth or upbringing or film in those countries regularly (at least 3 films in the region). Exceptions will be made for quality film-makers of Latin American or Caribbean descent who film stories in the United States of America or Canada about Latin Americans or Caribbeans. Or perhaps for directors not of Latin American or Caribbean descent or residence but who film about the diaspora. Stories about the children of immigrants in North America counted in a separate section. 

To qualify I'm making it that the director has to release an excellent film (in my opinion) during the 21st century and I need to be able to find at least 3 excellent reference films. Same criteria as the previous lists. 

13. Jose Padilha - Brazil

Directing Timespan : 2002- Present

Reference Films: Bus 174(2002); Tropa de Elite (2007); Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

12. Pablo Trapero - Argentina

Directing Timespan : 1990-present

Reference Films: El Bonaerense (2002);Familia Rodante (2004); Carancho (2010)

11.Karim Ainouz- Brazil

Directing Timespan: 1992-present

Reference Films: Madame Sata (2002); Praia do Futuro(2014); O Ceo de Suely( 2006)

10. Walter Salles -Brazil 

Directing Timespan: 1991-present

Reference Films: Terra Estrangeira(Foreign Land) (1995);  Central do Brasil (1998); Diarios de Motocicleta (2003)

9. Alejandro González Iñárritu - Mexico

Directing Timespan: 2000-present

Reference Films: Amores Perros (2000); 21 Grams (2001); Biutiful (2010)

8. Alfonso Cuarón - Mexico

Directing Timespan: 1990- Present

Reference Films: Y tu Mama Tambien (2001); Children of Men (2006); Solo con tu pareja( 1991); Gravity (2013)

7. Juan José Campanella- Argentina

Directing Timespan: 1979- present

Reference Films: El Hijo de la Novia (The son of the Bride) (2001); El Secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in their eyes) (2009); El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999)

6. Guillermo del Toro - Mexico

Directing Timespan: 1985 - Present

Reference Films: Cronos (1993); The Devil's Backbone (2001); Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

5. Andres Wood- Chile

Directing Timespan: 1997- Present

Reference Films: Machuca(2004); Violeta went to heaven (2011); La Fiebre del loco (1997)

4. Patricio Guzmán- Chile

Directing Timespan: 1968-Present

Reference Films: La Batalla de Chile (1975); Salvador Allende (2004); Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

3. Lucrecia Martel - Argentina

Directing Timespan : 1988- Present

Reference Films: La Cienaga (The Swamp) (2001); La Nina Santa (The Holy Girl) (2004); La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman) (2008)

2. Carlos Reygadas- Mexico

Directing Timespan : 1999-present

Reference Films: Japon (2002); Stellet Lucht (2007); Post Tenebras Lux(2012)

1. Pablo Larrain - Chile

Directing Timespan: 2006 - present

Reference Films: No (2012); Tony Manero (2008); Post Morten (2010)


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