San Sebastián: Best Director

by KSTLeo | created - 29 Oct 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Dea Kulumbegashvili

Director | Beginning

Dea Kulumbegashvili was born and raised in Georgia. Dea studied film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts and media studies at The New School in New York. Her debut short film Invisible Spaces was nominated for Palme D'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2014. It was also...

2020: Beginning

2. Aitor Arregi

Director | La trinchera infinita

Aitor Arregi is a director and writer, known for The Endless Trench (2019), The Giant (2017) and Lucio (2007).

2019: The endless trench

3. Jon Garaño

Director | 80 egunean

Jon Garaño was born in 1974 in San Sebastián, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for For 80 Days (2010), The Endless Trench (2019) and Flowers (2014).

2019: The endless trench

4. Jose Mari Goenaga

Writer | La trinchera infinita

Jose Mari Goenaga was born on September 9, 1976 in Ordizia, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain as Jose Maria Goenaga. He is a writer and director, known for The Endless Trench (2019), For 80 Days (2010) and Flowers (2014).

2019: The endless trench

5. Benjamín Naishtat

Director | Historia del miedo

Benjamín Naishtat was born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He is a director and writer, known for History of Fear (2014), Rojo (2018) and The Movement (2015).

2018: Rojo

6. Anahí Berneri

Director | Un año sin amor

Anahí Berneri was born in 1975 in Martínez, Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a director and writer, known for A Year Without Love (2005), Alanis (2017) and Encarnacion (2007).

2017: Alanis

7. Sang-soo Hong

Director | Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da

Sang-soo Hong was born on October 25, 1960 in Seoul, Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Right Now, Wrong Then (2015), Night and Day (2008) and On the Beach at Night Alone (2017).

2016: Yourself and yours

8. Joachim Lafosse

Director | L'économie du couple

Joachim Lafosse was born on January 18, 1975 in Uccle, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for After Love (2016), Our Children (2012) and The White Knights (2015).

2015: Les chevaliers blancs

9. Carlos Vermut

Writer | Quién te cantará

Carlos Vermut was born on March 6, 1980 in Madrid, Spain as Carlos López del Rey. He is a writer and director, known for Quién te cantará (2018), Magical Girl (2014) and Diamond Flash (2011).

2014: Magical girl

10. Fernando Eimbcke

Director | Temporada de patos

Fernando Eimbcke was born in 1970 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and writer, known for Duck Season (2004), Lake Tahoe (2008) and Club Sandwich (2013).

2013: Club Sándwich

11. 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 ...

2012: The artist and the model

12. Filippos Tsitos

Director | Akadimia Platonos

Born in Anthens in 1966, where he studied marketing at university and worked as a photographer, assistant director and editor of pop promos, as well as the produced of a radio programme. Moved to Berlin (Germany) in 1991 where he studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy (...

2011: Adikos kosmos

13. Raoul Ruiz

Director | Les trois couronnes du matelot

Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly ...

2010: Mysteries of Lisbon

14. Javier Rebollo

Director | La mujer sin piano

Javier Rebollo was born in 1969 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

2009: Woman without piano

15. Michael Winterbottom

Director | A Mighty Heart

Michael Winterbottom was born on March 29, 1961 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He is a director and producer, known for A Mighty Heart (2007), A Summer in Genoa (2008) and The Killer Inside Me (2010).

2008: Genova

16. Nick Broomfield

Director | Ghosts

Nick Broomfield was born on January 30, 1948 in London, England. He is a director and producer, known for Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007) and Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992).

2007: Battle for Haditha

17. Tom DiCillo

Director | Delirious

Tom DiCillo is an American director, cinematographer, writer and (sometimes) actor born in Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, and who studied film at New York University. During his early career he began working with director Jim Jarmusch as a cinematographer on films that include Stranger Than Paradise...

2006: Delirious

18. Yang Zhang

Director | Luo ye gui gen

Yang Zhang was born in 1967 in Beijing, China. He is a director and writer, known for Getting Home (2007), Shower (1999) and Spicy Love Soup (1997).

X2 2005: Sunflower 1999: Shower

19. Jinglei Xu

Actress | Du Lala sheng zhi ji

Jinglei Xu was born on April 16, 1974 in Beijing, China. She is a producer and actress, known for Go Lala Go! (2010), The Warlords (2007) and Letter from an Unknown Woman (2004).

2004: Letter from an unknown woman

20. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Parasite (2019) and Okja (2017).

2003: Memories of murder

21. Kaige Chen

Director | Ba wang bie ji

Kaige Chen was born on August 12, 1952 in Beijing, China. He is a director and writer, known for Farewell My Concubine (1993), Yellow Earth (1984) and Together with You (2002). He has been married to Hong Chen since 1996. They have two children.

2002: Together

22. Jean-Pierre Améris

Director | Marie Heurtin

Jean-Pierre Améris was born on July 26, 1961 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He is a director and writer, known for Marie's Story (2014), Les aveux de l'innocent (1996) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

2001: C'est la vie

23. Reza Parsa

Writer | Före stormen

Signed the appeal Swedish Film Workers for Peace and Freedom in an Independent Palestine.

2000: Before the storm

24. Michel Deville

Director | Le dossier 51

Michel Deville, a singular talent in French cinema. For, except during a short period where he made two or three standard commercial films (but that was to repay the debts of his own film company, due to the defection of a business partner), Deville made pictures which, without being too elitist, ...

1999: La maladie de Sachs

25. Fernando León de Aranoa

Writer | A Perfect Day

Fernando León de Aranoa was born on May 26, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for A Perfect Day (2015), Mondays in the Sun (2002) and Familia (1996).

1998: Barrio

26. Claude Chabrol

Director | La cérémonie

Claude Chabrol was born on June 24, 1930 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for La Cérémonie (1995), Le Beau Serge (1958) and Story of Women (1988). He was married to Aurore Chabrol, Stéphane Audran and Agnès Goute. He died on September 12, 2010 in Paris.

1997: The Swindle

27. Francisco J. Lombardi

Producer | Bajo la piel

Francisco J. Lombardi was born on August 3, 1947 in Tacna, Peru. He is a producer and director, known for Under the Skin (1996), Red Ink (2000) and Caídos del cielo (1990). He is married to Tatiana Astengo.

X2 1996: Bajo la piel 1985: La ciudad y los perros

28. Mike Figgis

Director | Leaving Las Vegas

When young he lived with his four brothers and sisters in a council house in Newcastle Upon Tyne then when 14 the family moved to Thornyburn near Bellingham where he made his first film, 'Redheugh'. He qualified in Newcastle as a music teacher and played in a band, 'The Gasboard' with Brian Ferry ...

1995: Leaving Las Vegas

29. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England as Daniel Francis Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

1994: Shallow Grave

30. Philippe Lioret

Director | Welcome

Philippe Lioret was born on October 10, 1955 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Welcome (2009), Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006) and Lost in Transit (1993).

1993: Lost in transit

31. Goran Markovic

Director | Sabirni centar

The son of actors Rade Markovic and Olivera Markovic, between 1965 and 1970 he studied film directing in Prague and then started working for television, directing documentaries and about fifty tv movies. His first theatrical feature was the critically acclaimed and financially successful Special ...

1992: Tito and me

32. Bruce McDonald

Director | Pontypool

Bruce McDonald was born on May 28, 1959 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a director, known for Pontypool (2008), Highway 61 (1991) and Hard Core Logo 2 (2010).

1991: Highway 61

33. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and Barton Fink (1991). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

1990: Miller's Crossing

1989: Konsul

35. Gonzalo Suárez

Writer | Remando al viento

Gonzalo Suárez was born on July 30, 1934 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain as José Suárez Sánchez. He is a writer and director, known for Rowing with the Wind (1988), El extraño caso del doctor Fausto (1969) and Oviedo Express (2007).

1988: Remando al viento

36. Dominique Deruddere

Director | Iedereen beroemd!

One of the great names of Belgian cinema, Oscar nominated director Dominique Deruddere has been passionate about filmmaking since he was a child. Thanks to his older brother, who lent him his movie camera, young Dominique managed to make his own films, starting in super 8 at the age of fourteen ("...

1987: Crazy love

37. Axel Corti

Director | Wohin und zurück - Teil 3: Welcome in Vienna

Axel Corti was born on May 7, 1933 in Paris, France as Axel Fuhrmanns. He was a director and actor, known for Wohin und zurück - Teil 3: Welcome in Vienna (1986), Radetzkymarsch (1994) and The King's Whore (1990). He was married to Cecily Corti. He died on December 29, 1993 in Oberndorf bei ...

1986: Welcome in Vienna

38. Pál Gábor

Director | Angi Vera

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1979

1979: Angi Vera

39. Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón

Writer | Demonios en el jardín

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón was born on January 2, 1942 in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain as José-Manuel Gutiérrez Sánchez. He is a writer and director, known for Demonios en el jardín (1982), Maravillas (1981) and Things I Left in Havana (1997).

1978: Sonámbulos

40. Alf Brustellin

Writer | Der Mädchenkrieg

Alf Brustellin was born on July 27, 1940 in Vienna, Germany. He was a writer and director, known for Maiden's War (1977), Germany in Autumn (1978) and The Outsider (1975). He died on November 11, 1981.

1977: Maiden's war

41. Bernhard Sinkel

Writer | Lina Braake

Bernhard Sinkel was born on January 19, 1940 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for Lina Braake (1975), Maiden's War (1977) and Kaltgestellt (1980).

1977: Maiden's war

42. Janusz Morgenstern

Director | Jowita

Janusz Morgenstern was born on November 16, 1922 in Mikulince, Tarnopolskie, Poland. He was a director and producer, known for Jovita (1967), Zólty szalik (2000) and The Collector (2005). He died on September 6, 2011 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

1967: Jowita

43. Mauro Bolognini

Director | Madamigella di Maupin

Mauro Bolognini was born on February 28, 1922 in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Madamigella di Maupin (1966), Farewell Moscow (1987) and Careless (1962). He died on May 14, 2001 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

X2 1966: Madamigella di Maupin 1962: Senilità

44. Mario Monicelli

Writer | I compagni

Mario Monicelli was born on May 16, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Organizer (1963), Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and The Great War (1959). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini. He died on November 29, 2010 in Rome.

1965: Casanova '70

45. Miguel Picazo

Director | La tía Tula

Miguel Picazo was born on March 27, 1927 in Cazorla, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain as Miguel Picazo Dios. He was a director and actor, known for Aunt Tula (1964), Oscuros sueños de agosto (1968) and Beyond the Walls (1985). He died on April 23, 2016 in Guarromán, Jaén.

1964: La tía Tula

46. Robert Enrico

Director | Le vieux fusil

Robert Enrico studied in Toulon and then in Paris where he graduated from Lycée Voltaire. He later enrolled in the famous film school IDHEC where he specialized in editing and directing. Until 1956 he was an active member of the Sorbonne's medieval group "Les Théophiliens". From 1956 to 1959 he did...

1963: In the midst of life

47. Alberto Lattuada

Writer | Guendalina

Alberto Lattuada was born on November 13, 1914 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Guendalina (1957), Flesh Will Surrender (1947) and Bambina (1974). He was married to Carla Del Poggio. He died on July 3, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1961: L'imprevisto

48. Pietro Germi

Writer | Il ferroviere

Pietro Germi was born on September 14, 1914 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Man of Iron (1956), Divorce Italian Style (1961) and The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966). He was married to Olga D'Aiello and Anna Bancio. He died on December 5, 1974 in Rome, Lazio...

1956: The railroad man

49. José Antonio Nieves Conde

Director | Todos somos necesarios

José Antonio Nieves Conde was born on December 22, 1915 in Segovia, Castilla y León, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for Todos somos necesarios (1956), Surcos (1951) and El diablo también llora (1965). He was married to María Luisa Mascuñán. He died on September 14, 2006 in Madrid...

1956: Todos somos necesarios (Spanish Film)

50. Pedro Lazaga

Director | La patrulla

Pedro Lazaga was born on October 3, 1918 in Valls, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain as Pedro Lazaga Sabater. He was a director and writer, known for La patrulla (1954), María Morena (1952) and Los chicos del Preu (1967). He died on November 30, 1979 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

1954: La patrulla

51. Rafael Gil

Director | Teatro Apolo

Rafael Gil was born on May 22, 1913 in Madrid, Spain as Rafael Gil Álvarez. He was a director and writer, known for Teatro Apolo (1950), La calle sin sol (1948) and Mare nostrum (1948). He died on July 10, 1986 in Madrid.

1953: La guerra de Dios



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