INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. SHORT FILM
Buenos Aires, Argentina / 1968
In 1991 he traveled to Germany to study film. Since completing his studies at the School of Film and Television of Munich, he has been a director and screenwriter for film and television. He lives between Munich and Buenos Aires. His films have been shown at numerous international festivals and have won awards worldwide. Some of his documentaries have been released in theaters and been broadcast on German television.
Between 1994 and 1996, he worked with Wim Wenders for the first time on the film Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (A Trick of Light), which was broadcast on the ARTE TV channel and was distributed in theaters in Italy and Japan. Images of the Absence, his thesis film at the Munich Film School about his parents’ separation, was nominated for the prestigious German award Grimme Preis, in addition to winning the Grand Prize at the Yamagata Film Festival in Japan and the Award for Best Documentary Film of Bavaria. Between 2000 and 2002, he directed three documentaries for German TV. Wim Wenders then had him direct the film Música cubana, which made its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival (2004) and has received international distribution.
In 2005 he received a Special Mention of the Jury for the Tankred Dorst Award of Munich for the screenplay of his full-length film Tango-Bar. Between 1999 and 2008, he made the documentary The Last Applause, an Argentinean, German and Japanese co-production about a group of old tango singers in Buenos Aires. The film was distributed in Argentina, Germany and Spain and received the Talent Award at the Dok Fest München and the Starter Award from the city of Munich.