Josefina Morandé is a Chilean filmmaker, director and producer who has won numerous awards for her work in television, film and theatre. She was born in Santiago, Chile in 1954 and has been active in the world of film and television since the late 1980s.
Morandé's career began in television, where she directed and produced shows such as "La Vida en Rosa" and "Mi Amiga La Onda", which won her a Chilean National TV Prize. She also directed several episodes of the popular Chilean TV series "Los Pinguinos", in addition to leading the production of the television series "Los Patitos Feos".
In the mid-1990s, Morandé made her feature film debut with the drama "Los Invasores", which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. The film was highly praised for its strong characters, and Morandé was nominated for Best Director at the 1995 Goya Awards.
In 1999, Morandé directed the award-winning drama "La Vida Facil", which was screened at the Venice Film Festival. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it won the Critics Award at the 2000 Havana Film Festival. Morandé also directed the romantic comedy "De Cara al Mañana", which won the Best Director Award at the 2003 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
In addition to her work in film, Morandé has directed and produced numerous plays and television series, including the hit Chilean soap opera "Los Abuelos de la Nada", which earned her a nomination for the Golden Ariel Prize. She has also directed several short films, including "Cielo de Barro", which won the Best Short Film Award at the 2010 International Film Festival of Uruguay.
Morandé's latest film is the drama "La Vida de los Peces", which was released in 2020 and has been selected for the 2021 Rotterdam International Film Festival. Morandé is one of the most acclaimed Chilean filmmakers of her generation, and her work has been praised for its strong themes, powerful female characters, and bold visual style.