Enrique Campo is a Venezuelan film director, cinematographer, and producer. He is best known for his films La Sangre de los Inocentes (1987) and La Yuma (2009). Campo was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1952. He began his film career in the late 1970s, working as a cameraman and assistant director on various productions.
In the early 1980s, Campo made his directorial debut with the short film La Voz del Silencio, which won several awards at Venezuelan film festivals. He then went on to direct his first feature-length film, La Sangre de los Inocentes, in 1987. The film tells the story of three brothers living in a rural village in Venezuela and the struggles they face. The film was very successful in Venezuela, and was nominated for several awards at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.
In the 1990s, Campo directed several more feature films, most notably Los Dias de la Seda (1994), which was nominated for the Grand Prize at the 1995 Venice Film Festival. He also directed the highly acclaimed film La Yuma in 2009, which won numerous awards at international film festivals. The film tells the story of a young woman from a poor background who struggles to make a living in the slums of Caracas.
Campo has also produced several films, including the Academy Award-nominated El Caracazo in 2008. He is currently working on a new project, Una Noche sin Luna, which is set to be released in 2021.
Throughout his career, Campo has been recognized for his unique visual style. His films often feature striking imagery and complex narrative structures, and he has been praised for his ability to capture the nuances of life in Caracas. Campo’s films are a powerful reminder of the resilience and strength of the Venezuelan people in the face of hardship and oppression.