52nd edition

Diego Risquez

He was born in Caracas. He played for theater and films in Venezuela. In 1974, he went in Paris to work at Emilio Galli theater. He worked with Atica gallery as a photographer. Back in Venezuela, he got interested in painting and sculpture; he started directing films. His first feature one Bolivar, Sinfonia Tropikal was shown at The Directors’ Fortnight. Orinoko, Nuevo mundo was also shown in Cannes