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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Sebastiàn Lelio

Graduated from the Chilean School of Cinema, he has directed several short films, « Four », « Chamber Music » (« Cuatro », « Música de cámara ») and has worked sporadically in television documentaries (« Mi mundo privado », « Cero »). In 2005, he premiered « The Sacred Family » (« La Sagrada Familia »), his first feature film, in San Sebastian Film Festival. Shot in only three days and edited for over a year, « The Sacred Family » has participated in over 100 film festivals and achieved 26 international prizes. Among this, the « Coupe the Cour » and Fripesci award for Best Feature and Critic award in Toulouse Film Festival, Gran Prix award in Era New Horizons Poland Film Festival, Best Feature in Seoul Film Festival, Jury special Prize in Vladivostok Film Festival and Signis award in Buenos Aires Film Festival, Best feature film of the year Chilean Critics Association. At the moment he is finishing his second feature film « Navidad » project selected in the Residence of Cannes 2006 and winner of the Chilean fund CORFO 2006 and the Audiovisual Public Works Fund 2007.