Antonio Luco is a renowned film director from Chile. He has directed films in both Spanish and English, as well as directing and producing television series. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films such as The Maid (2009), No (2012), and Neruda (2016).
Luco was born on January 1st, 1977 in Santiago, Chile. He studied film at the Universidad Católica de Chile, where he graduated with a degree in film studies in 2001. He quickly gained recognition in the Chilean film industry, and his first feature film, The Maid, was released in 2009. The Maid was a critical success, and it won numerous awards at festivals around the world, including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
Luco's second feature film, No (2012), was an even bigger success. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and it won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes Film Festival. No was also the first Chilean film to be nominated for an Academy Award in almost 30 years.
In 2016, Luco released his third feature film, Neruda. The film was a biopic of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and it was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, and it won several awards at festivals around the world.
In addition to his feature films, Luco has also directed several television series. He directed the Chilean drama series Sitiados (2015), which was a critical success, and he also directed the Spanish drama series Velvet (2016).
Luco's work as a filmmaker is critically acclaimed, and he is considered to be one of the most important Chilean filmmakers of his generation. He continues to make both feature films and television series, and his films are widely seen around the world.