Alejandro Cano is a Colombian film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his films La Playa DC (2012) and Los Parecidos (2015). He was born on November 29, 1981, in Bogotá, Colombia.
Cano studied film directing at the National University of Colombia, graduating in 2004. He then moved to Madrid in 2006 to pursue a master's degree in Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid. After graduating, he was accepted into the prestigious Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, which he attended from 2008-2009.
In 2010, Cano wrote and directed his first feature film, La Playa DC. The film told the story of a young man living in a poor neighborhood of Bogotá who seeks to escape his life and start anew. The film was a critical success, winning multiple awards, including the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival of Bogotá and the Best Film Award at the Montreal World Film Festival.
In 2015, Cano wrote and directed his second feature film, Los Parecidos. The film tells the story of three young people in rural Colombia who make a pact to find a way out of their difficult lives. The film was a commercial success and received numerous awards, including the Best Latin American Film Award at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Cano's other projects include the short film "La Yerba del Diablo" (2013), which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation section, and the TV series "Somos los Carmona" (2016).
Cano is currently working on his third feature film, which is expected to be released in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and discovering new music. He also regularly attends film festivals and lectures on the topics of film and directing.
Alejandro Cano is an ambitious and prolific filmmaker whose work has been celebrated worldwide. He is an inspiration for many aspiring filmmakers in Colombia and beyond.