Álvaro Merino

Álvaro Merino

Writer, Director


Álvaro Merino is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and editor who has been in the business since the late 1980s. He is best known for his work on the feature films “The Blind Sunflowers” (2008) and “The Missing Postman” (2017).

Merino was born in Madrid, Spain in 1971. He studied filmmaking at the University of Madrid, and later at the Instituto del Cine de Madrid. His early work was in television, with credits as a director, editor, and screenwriter for a number of Spanish shows in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He made his feature film debut in 1998 with the drama “The Unforgiven”.

In 2003, Merino wrote and directed the dark comedy “Right Now”, which starred Juan Diego Botto and Mariana Cordero. The film was a success in Spain, and it was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2008, Merino directed the critically acclaimed drama “The Blind Sunflowers”, which starred Carlos Alvarez-Novoa and Viggo Mortensen. The film received numerous awards and nominations, including a Goya Award for Best New Director.

In 2013, Merino wrote and directed the dark comedy “The Night Of The Virgin”, which starred Javier Bódalo and Natalia Tena. The film was a success in Spain and was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Film.

Merino’s most recent film is 2017’s “The Missing Postman”, which starred Adrian Lastra and Carmen Machi. The film was nominated for three Goya Awards, including Best Film.

In addition to his work as a director, Merino has also served as a producer on numerous films, including the 2018 drama “The Bookshop”. He has also served as an editor on several films, including the 2016 comedy “The Bride”.

Álvaro Merino is a talented filmmaker who has had a long and successful career. His films have won numerous awards and received critical acclaim, and he is continuously pushing the boundaries of cinema with his unique vision.

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