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PABLO TRAPERO Director & ScreenwriterPablo Trapero was born in Ramos Mejía, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1971. He graduated as Film Director from the Universidad dele Cine in Buenos Aires. In 1996 together with other young Argentine directors, he organised CINE- MATOGRÁFICA SARGENTINA his first film production company, which produced several feature films. With that company he produced, in 1999, his first film, MUNDO GRÚA. The film was invited to Venice Film Festival and was awarded the Film Critics Award; to Rotterdam (Best Motion Picture); to the Havana Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Award; to Toulouse (Best Motion Picture); Fribourg (Best Motion Picture) and Buenos Aires, Best Director and Best Actor Awards. The film was commercially released in the USA and in most of Europe.
In 2001 Pablo Trapero presented his medium-length film, NAIKOR at the Rotterdam Film Festival, at the International Independent Filmmakers Festival of Buenos Aires and at the Locarno Film Festival, amongst others. The same year, he co-produced LA LIBERTAD by Lisandro Alonso, also invited to the Cannes, Buenos Aires, London and Thessaloniki Film Festivals.
His second film EL BONAERENSE, was the official Selection for the Un Certain Regard selection at the Cannes Film Festival of 2002. The film was also shown at the Film Festivals of Toronto, Chicago, (FIPRESCI Award), Huelva (ASECAN and Radio Exterior de España Awards), Guadalajara (Best Motion Picture and Best Director Awards), Munich, Pusan, London, Thessaloniki, 'Gijon, Nates, Havana, Rio de Janeiro, etc. This film opened in theatres in September 2002, with excellent reviews by critics and audiences. It was also commercially released in the USA and Europe.
In 2002, Pablo Trapero organised Matanza Cine, his new film production company which produces independent films, both locally in Argentina, as well as Latin American co - productions and documentaries.
In 2003, CIUDAD DE MARIA by Enrique Bellande, was released: a documentary film invited to the Joris Ivens Competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2001 and awarded the Best Argentina Film Award by the Independent Filmmaking Festival of Buenos Aires, 2002; selected for the Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Festival (Toronto) and the Vancouver and Locarno Film Festival. That same year Pablo Trapero made and produced SARASA, a documentary film for television. He also co-produced and commercially released LA MECHA by Raúl Perrone, Special Jury Award at the Fribourg Film Festival and invited to film festivals such as those of Montreal, San Sebastián, the International Independent Filmmakers Festival of Buenos Aires, 2003 and the Toulouse Film Festival. In 2004 he produced DECIR TU NOMBRE by the Argentine film director Albertine Carri and the Chilean-Argentine-Spanish co production of MI MEJOR ENEMIGO by Alex Bowen and the Bolivian-Cuban-Argentine film DI BUEN DIA A PAPÁ by Fernando Vargas Villaón Pablo Trapero also finished FAMILIA RODANTE his third film as Director, invited as the official selection to the Venice Film Festival. The film is to be released commercially in Argentina in September 2004. At present, Trapero is working on the script of his next feature film.
2002 - SARASA
2002 - EL BONAERENSE
2001 - NAIKOR (Short)
1999 - MUNDO GRÚA
'A Motor Home is literally a 'Rolling Home' (Casa Rodante) in Argentina. And in this story it is the motor home that is responsible for carrying the entire family. The story is based on experiences and anecdotes of family and close friends. This is the point of departure for growing the fiction. Familiarity with certain climates and situations along the way evoke known and well loved stories, without evolving into an autobiography.
Thirty years ago in his auto mechanic's shop my Father Martin, built a self supporting motor home on top of a 1956 Viking. As a child I was a witness to how the old vehicle was transformed into a small house on wheels. Then, once the contraption was finished, we spent years travelling to remote corners of Argentine geography, inventing family vacations. On the road, our stories would run head on into the intense political reality that in time also distorted the countryside.'