Hermes Paralluelo is a filmmaker and director who has been active in the film industry since the early 2000s. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films such as "The Wind Journeys" (2009), "Even the Rain" (2010), "Viola" (2012), and "The Desert Bride" (2017).
Born in 1980 in Bogotá, Colombia, Hermes Paralluelo grew up in a working-class family. His parents were avid moviegoers and exposed him to the world of cinema at an early age. This inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking.
At the age of 18, he enrolled at the National University of Colombia, where he studied cinema and television. After graduating, he worked as an editor and assistant director on various projects. In 2003, he made his directorial debut with the short film "La Vida en Rosa" ("Life in Pink"), which gained him recognition in the Colombian film industry.
In 2009, he directed his first feature film, "The Wind Journeys", which won multiple awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival. This success cemented his reputation as one of the most promising directors of his generation.
In 2010, he directed his second feature film, "Even the Rain", which won numerous awards including the Goya Award for Best New Director. This success was followed by his third feature film, "Viola", which won the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
In 2017, he directed his fourth feature film, "The Desert Bride". The film tells the story of a young woman who travels to the Atacama desert in search of her lost love. The film was well-received and gained Paralluelo further recognition.
Hermes Paralluelo has gone on to become one of the most respected filmmakers in Latin America. His films have been praised for their unique style, which combines elements of realism and fantasy. He has also been noted for his ability to create powerful and emotionally resonant stories.
Paralluelo is currently working on his fifth feature film, which is set to be released in 2020. He is also developing a feature-length documentary about the Amazon rainforest. In addition to filmmaking, Paralluelo is also a lecturer at the National University of Colombia, where he teaches classes on cinema and television.