directores españoles contemporáneos

by ianmello | created - 27 Oct 2016 | updated - 03 Dec 2016 | Public

Buenos directores de cine españoles en actividade.

1. Alberto Rodríguez

Writer | La isla mínima

Alberto Rodríguez was born on May 11, 1971 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Alberto Rodríguez Librero. He is a writer and director, known for Marshland (2014), Unit 7 (2012) and The Man with Thousand Faces (2016).

2. Beatriz Sanchís

Director | Todos están muertos

Beatriz Sanchís is a director and writer, known for They Are All Dead (2014), Mi otra mitad (2010) and La clase (2008).

3. Jaime Rosales

Director | La soledad

Jaime Rosales is not the run-of-the-mill kind of filmmaker. Always trying to find new ways of expressing his art and his technique, he may disconcert those who, having seen one of his films, think he can be classified in one category or another. Unfortunately for them, but luckily for those who are...

4. Gabriel Velázquez

Director | Iceberg

Gabriel Velázquez was born in 1968 in Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Iceberg (2011), ärtico (2014) and Sud express (2005).

5. 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), Flowers (2014) and The Giant (2017).

6. Jose Mari Goenaga

Writer | 80 egunean

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 For 80 Days (2010), Flowers (2014) and The Endless Trench (2019).

7. Carlos Vermut

Writer | Magical Girl

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

8. David Trueba

Director | La buena vida

David Trueba was born on September 10, 1969 in Madrid, Spain as David Rodríguez Trueba. He is a director and writer, known for The Good Life (1996), Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013) and Soldiers of Salamina (2003).

9. 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 ...

10. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis (1996). His film ...

11. Álex de la Iglesia

Director | The Oxford Murders

A spanish cult director, author of Day of the Beast (The Day of the Beast (1995)) and Acción mutante (1993) have their own very strong but small followings, and Dance With the Devil (Dance with the Devil (1997)) will go down in history as probably the weirdest Javier Bardem film ever made (...

12. Nacho Vigalondo

Writer | Los cronocrímenes

Nacho Vigalondo was born in 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Timecrimes (2007), Colossal (2016) and Extraterrestrial (2011).

13. Isabel Coixet

Director | The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet was born on April 9, 1960 in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Isabel Coixet Castillo. She is a director and writer, known for The Secret Life of Words (2005), My Life Without Me (2003) and Things I Never Told You (1996).

14. Oriol Paulo

Writer | El cuerpo

Oriol Paulo studied audiovisual communication at Pompeu Fabra University and film at the Los Angeles Film School.

As a scriptwriter, he wrote screenplays for small screen films such as Ecos (2006) and Codi 60 (2011), but is best known for his work in series such as Absolute majority (2004) and The ...

15. David Marqués

Writer | Bocanadas

David Marqués was born on January 3, 1972 in Valencia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Dioses y Perros (2014), En fuera de juego (2012) and the award-winning trilogy filmed in Ibiza, Aislados (2005), Desechos (2010) and Cualquiera (2003). He is also the writer of Campeones (2018), one...

17. Jorge Torregrossa

Director | Fin

Jorge Torregrossa was born on October 3, 1973. He is a director, known for The End (2012), Desire (2000) and Summer or The Flaws of Andrés (2006).

18. Esteban Roel

Director | Musarañas

Esteban Roel

A Mexican actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico). He worked in Theatre, mainly exploring the area of Improvisation. In 1991 he founded, along with Hector Bonilla, the Latin American Improvisation League (LLI) where great actors arose, ...

19. Juanfer Andrés

Editor | Musarañas

Juanfer Andrés is an editor and director, known for Shrew's Nest (2014), 036 (2011) and Es un buen chaval (2013).

20. Fernando León de Aranoa

Writer | Los lunes al sol

Fernando León de Aranoa was born on May 26, 1968 in Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Mondays in the Sun (2002), A Perfect Day (2015) and Barrio (1998).

21. Santiago Segura

Actor | Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley

Born in Madrid, Santiago Segura started his career by making his first short movie at the age of fourteen. After studying Arts in Madrid, he finally decided to become a filmmaker. His first short film Relatos de la medianoche (1989) was made with a budget of only 7.000 pts. (about 60 dollars).


22. Santiago Zannou

Director | Alacrán enamorado

Santiago Zannou is a director and writer, known for Scorpion in Love (2013), The One-Handed Trick (2008) and Vernon Walks (2016).

23. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Writer | Azuloscurocasinegro

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo was born on June 24, 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a writer, known for Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), Fat People (2009) and Traumalogía (2007).

24. Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo

Writer | La noche de los girasoles

Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo was born on March 1, 1972 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for The Night of the Sunflowers (2006), The Zone (2017) and La gotera (1996).

25. Manuel Martín Cuenca

Director | Caníbal

Manuel Martín Cuenca was born on November 30, 1964 in Almería, Almería, Andalucía, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Caníbal (2013), The Motive (2017) and Half of Oscar (2010).

26. Dani de la Torre

Director | El desconocido

Dani de la Torre was born in 1975 in Monforte de Lemos, Lugo, Galicia, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Retribution (2015), Gun City (2018) and Minas (2004).

27. Icíar Bollaín

Director | Te doy mis ojos

Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, ...

28. Cesc Gay

Writer | Truman

Cesc Gay was born in 1967 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Francesc Gay i Puig. He is a writer and director, known for Truman (2015), Nico and Dani (2000) and In the City (2003).

29. Álvaro Fernández Armero

Director | Vergüenza

Álvaro Fernández Armero was born in 1969 in Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Spanish Shame (2017), El columpio (1993) and The Art of Dying (2000).

30. Pablo Berger

Writer | Torremolinos 73

Pablo Berger was born in 1963 in Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain. He is a writer, known for Torremolinos 73 (2003), Blancanieves (2012) and Abracadabra (2017). He is married to Yuko Harami. They have one child.

31. Fernando González Molina

Director | Palmeras en la nieve

Fernando González Molina is a director and producer, known for Palm Trees in the Snow (2015), Brain Drain (2009) and I Want You (2012).

32. Nacho G. Velilla

Producer | Fuera de carta

Nacho G. Velilla was born in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He is a producer and writer, known for Chef's Special (2008), A Stroke of Luck (2016) and To Hell with the Ugly (2010).

33. Maria Ripoll

Director | The Man with Rain in His Shoes

Maria Ripoll was born in 1964 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is a director and assistant director, known for Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998), Live Twice, Love Once (2019) and Traces of Sandalwood (2014).

34. 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 ...

35. Ignacio Ferreras

Director | How to Cope with Death

Ignacio Ferreras is known for his work on How to Cope with Death (2002), Wrinkles (2011) and The Illusionist (2010).

36. Achero Mañas

Director | El Bola

Born in 1966, Achero Mañas first followed in the steps of his mother, actress Paloma Lorena (who played in two of his films), but he soon turned from thespian to film director. He made three shorts before meeting with success - both public and critical - with El Bola (2000), the sensitive portrait ...

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