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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Jaime Chavarri

Jaime Chavarri is a professional lawyer who had a lot of amateur experience with his Super 8 camera. His first professional movie was Viajes escolares, Los (1974), with an autobiographical touch but it was misunderstood by most critics. Later he worked with the producers ‘Elías Querejeta (I)’ (Desencanto, El (1976)) and Alfredo Matas (Bearn o la sala de las muñecas (1983)), adapted from the novel by Lorenzo Villalonga, adapted from the theatre play by Fernando Fernán Gómez). With the last mentioned film he also had success in terms of the numbers who saw the film. To change the genre he also filmed the musical, Cosas del querer, Las (1989).