Spanish and Portuguese Directors

by mrc-meneghin | created - 31 Mar 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. 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).

The Impossible

2. 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 ...

La Mala Educación

3. Miguel Gomes

Director | Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto

Miguel Gomes was born in 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Our Beloved Month of August (2008), Tabu (2012) and Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015).

Tabu As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado

4. 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 ...

Un Chien Andalou L'âge d'or Los olvidados La mort en ce jardin Viridiana Le journal d'une femme de chambre Belle de jour

5. Oliver Laxe

Director | O que arde

Oliver Laxe was born on April 11, 1982 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Fire Will Come (2019), Mimosas (2016) and You All Are Captains (2010).

Todos vós sodes capitáns Mimosas

6. Filipa César

Director | Spell Reel

Filipa César is a director and cinematographer, known for Spell Reel (2017), Sunstone (2017) and Transmission from the Liberated Zones (2016).

Spell Reel

7. Pere Portabella

Director | Die Stille vor Bach

Pere Portabella was born on February 11, 1929 in Figueres, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for The Silence Before Bach (2007), Warsaw Bridge (1989) and Mudanza (2008).

Cuadecuc, vampir El sopar Informe general sobre unas questiones de interés para una proyección pública Informe general II: El nuevo rapto de Europa

8. Mauro Herce

Cinematographer | Dead Slow Ahead

Mauro Herce is known for his work on Dead Slow Ahead (2015), Lonely Rivers (2019) and Ocaso (2010).

Dead Slow Ahead

9. Salomé Lamas

Director | Terra de ninguém

Salomé Lamas is a director and writer, known for Terra de ninguém (2012), Eldorado XXI (2016) and Coup de Grâce (2017).

Terra de ninguém Extinção

10. Carlos Saura

Writer | Peppermint Frappé

Spanish director, writer, producer (2 films) and actor (2 films). His interest on cinema started when he was very young. His mother, who was a pianist, instilled in him the liking for music, and his brother, Antonio, who was a painter, the passion for art. When he was an teenager he started to ...

Ana y los lobos Carmen Marathon

11. Pedro Pinho

Producer | A Fábrica de Nada

Pedro Pinho studied at the Cinema and Theatre School of Lisbon and at the ENS - Louis Lumière in Paris. In 2005/2006 he completed the post-graduate courses of Directing and Screenwriting of the London Film School at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2008 he co-directed with Frederico Lobo the ...

A Fábrica de Nada

12. João Pedro Rodrigues

Director | Morrer Como Um Homem

João Pedro Rodrigues was born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for To Die Like a Man (2009), The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012) and The Ornithologist (2016).

O Fantasma

13. João Salaviza

Director | Chuva É Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos

João Salaviza was born on February 19, 1984 in Lisbon, Portugal as João Salaviza Manso Feldman da Silva. He is a director and writer, known for The Dead and the Others (2018), Montanha (2015) and Russa (2018).

Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos

14. Fernando Arrabal

Writer | Viva la muerte

Fernando Arrabal was born on August 11, 1932 in Melilla, Spanish Protectorate of Morocco, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Long Live Death (1971), The Tree of Guernica (1975) and I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973). He has been married to Luce Moreau since February 1, 1958.

J'irai comme un cheval fou

15. Adrián Orr

Director | Niñato

Adrián Orr is an assistant director and director, known for Niñato (2017), Buenos días resistencia (2013) and De caballeros (2011).


16. Manuel Muñoz Rivas

Editor | El mar nos mira de lejos

Manuel Muñoz Rivas is an editor and writer, known for El mar nos mira de lejos (2017), Vekne hleba i riba (2013) and Pájaro (2014).

El mar nos mira de lejos

17. Jorge Jácome

Director | Flores

Jorge Jácome is a director and editor, known for Flores (2017), Past Perfect (2019) and Pluto (2013).


18. Gabriel Abrantes

Director | A History of Mutual Respect

Gabriel Abrantes studied at The Cooper Union in New York, ENSBA in Paris and at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. His films confront historical, social and political themes through an investigation of post-colonial, gender and identity questions. They layer improbable readings, twisting traditional ...


19. Víctor Erice

Director | El sur

Víctor Erice was born on June 30, 1940 in Karrantza, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain as Víctor Erice Aras. He is a director and writer, known for El Sur (1983), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) and The Quince Tree Sun (1992).

El sur

The Valley

21. Rodrigo Cortés

Editor | Buried

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


22. Albert Serra

Director | La mort de Louis XIV

Albert Serra was born in 1975 in Banyoles, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria (2006) and Liberté (2019).


23. Pedro Costa

Director | Vitalina Varela

Pedro Costa was born on December 30, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Vitalina Varela (2019), Horse Money (2014) and Colossal Youth (2006).

Vitalina Varela

Os olhos do meu amor

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