Aleix Barbat (born November 6, 1984) is a Spanish film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), which received multiple awards and has been described as "a unique achievement".
Barbat was born in Barcelona, Spain. He began his career as a director in 2004 with the short film La Primavera de los Cerdos (The Spring of the Pigs). This film received several awards, including the Best Short Film prize at the Torino Film Festival in 2004.
He then went on to direct his first feature film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, in 2018. The film tells the story of a disillusioned advertising executive who is transported back in time to the mythical world of Don Quixote, a character from Spanish literature. The film was praised for its visuals, acting, and unique storytelling.
In addition to directing, Barbat is also a producer and screenwriter. He has written and produced several films, including the short films Una Historia de Amor (A Love Story, 2009) and Amor a lo Bestia (Love to Beast, 2014). He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film Aparecidos (The Apparition, 2007).
Barbat's work has been praised by critics and fans alike. He is known for his creative use of visuals and his unique storytelling style. He has won several awards for his work, including the Best Feature Film award at the Goya Awards in 2018 for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Barbat is currently working on his next film, which is yet to be announced. He continues to be an inspiration in the Spanish film industry, and his work is sure to continue to be celebrated for years to come.