Alejandro Naranjo is a renowned Colombian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Born on October 15, 1971 in Bogota, Colombia, Naranjo has directed and produced numerous award-winning films since his career began in the late 1990s.
Naranjo graduated from the University of Los Andes in Bogota with a degree in Graphic Design. After graduating, he moved to Spain to study film directing at the School of Cinema and Television in Madrid. He then went on to pursue an MFA in Film Directing at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
In 1998, Naranjo wrote and directed his first feature film, “El año de los milagros”, which won him the prestigious Goya Award for Best New Director. After this success, he directed “El hombre que mira”, a critically acclaimed drama which was nominated for nine Goya Awards.
In the early 2000s, Naranjo wrote and directed several TV movies, including “Nostalgia de una luz” and “Los ojos de María”. His feature films “La vida es una lotería” and “Cicatrices” were both selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
In 2007, Naranjo wrote and directed the highly acclaimed feature film “La señal”, which earned him the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His next feature film, “La mujer sin cabeza”, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. It was followed by “La caja vacía” in 2011, which earned him the Best Director award at the Gijon International Film Festival.
Naranjo has also worked on several documentaries, including “La voz de los sin voz” and “Los desiertos de la memoria”. He has also produced several short films, including “Amor a la luz de la luna” and “La muerte de una estrella”.
Naranjo has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including the Goya Award for Best Director in 2007 and the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2007. He is regarded as one of the most influential Colombian directors of his generation. His films have been praised