Albert Busquets is a Spanish director and screenwriter, born in Barcelona in 1972. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed films A Torre, Una Vida and El Desayuno.
Busquets began his career as a writer and director of commercials and short films, and quickly established himself as one of the most promising young talents in Spain. His debut feature film, A Torre, was released in 2003 and went on to win several awards, including Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The film also earned him a Goya Award nomination for Best New Director in 2004.
In 2006, Busquets released his second feature film, Una Vida, a coming-of-age drama set in the Basque Country. The film earned him several awards, including Best Director at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
In 2009, Busquets released his third feature film, El Desayuno, which earned him a Goya Award nomination for Best Director. The film was also selected for the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Busquets has since directed several other films, including the award-winning El Deseo, which was selected for the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.
Busquets has worked with some of the biggest stars in Spanish cinema, including Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Antonio Banderas. He has also worked on television, directing episodes of the series El Corazón de la Tierra, which aired on Spanish television from 2007 to 2009.
Throughout his career, Busquets has maintained a focus on telling stories from the perspective of the marginalized and disenfranchised. His films often explore themes of identity, family, and social injustice, and often feature strong female protagonists.
Busquets is currently working on his next feature film, Las Hormigas, which is slated for release in 2021.