He started in cinema as assistant director and screenwriter in several short films. In 1980, he directs his first fiction short film “La hija del anarquista”, starring Eduardo Mac Gregor, Paula Molina and Javier Zurutuza. His second short film is released in 1990 “Canción de Cuna”. He directs his first feature film in 1992 “Luz negra” which received the jury special mention in the festival of Alcalá de Henares. Mónica Molina, one of the movie’s protagonist received the Jury Special Award in the International Festival of Gijón.
In 1994, he creates with Manane Rodriguez and Luis Fernández Xamalú Filmes Productions in A Coruña. They participate in the production of several feature films like “Nena” (1997), “León y Olvido” (2004), “Un cuento para Olivia” (2007), “Un ajuste de cuentas” (2005-2009), Rafael (2008), “Memorias rotas” (2009), “O ouro do tempo” (2013) and “Migas de pan” (2015-2016). His second feature film as director “Nena” received one more time the Jury Special Mention in the festival of Alcalá de Henares, and is selected in the international Festival of Mar del Plata in Argentina. With “León y Olvido, he gets 11 international and 3 national awards. The movie was released in movie theaters in Spain, France and Switzerland, it has participated in more than 30 international festivals and still shown all around the world.
In 2008, he ends “Rafael” which was selected in Málaga Festival, in the International Festival of Montpellier, in las Muestras de Cine Gallego of Fantasporto, but also in Portugal and Madrid Filmoteca. The oficial premiere took place in the Cineuropa 2009 of Santiago de Compostela. In 2013, he finished his last feature film as director, for the moment, “El oro del tiempo”. It was the only film Hispano-americano selected for the Oficial Selection in Karlovy Vary of 2013. The film received awards from international festivals like Varna, Calanda and Dürres. The same year he directed the documentary “Altas capacidades”.
Julia Gil and Julio César Acera
|Canción de Cuna||1990||14'|
|León y Olvido||2004||112'||Fiction||Drama|
|El oro del tiempo||2013||97'||Fiction||Drama|