Mariem Pérez Riera is an award-winning Puerto Rican director best known for her work in television and film. She has earned recognition for her unique visual style and strong female characters.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1982, Pérez Riera began her career in the film industry at a young age. After graduating from film school in 2004, she worked on various film projects and developed her own unique visual style. In 2010, she was hired as a director for the popular Puerto Rican television show “Fuego en el Corazón.” Since then, she has directed numerous television shows, music videos, and short films.
In 2013, Pérez Riera released her first feature film, “Las Niñas Bien.” The film, a coming-of-age story about two young women, was a huge success in Puerto Rico, and won several awards, including the Silver Ariel Award.
In 2016, Pérez Riera released her second feature film, “La Mujer de las Mil Caras.” The film was a critical success and earned Pérez Riera a nomination for Best Director at the 2017 Goya Awards.
Pérez Riera has never shied away from difficult topics in her work. Her films often feature strong female characters and explore issues such as gender inequality, racism, and poverty. She has also been an outspoken advocate for Puerto Rican independence and has often used her films to explore the nuances of the island’s culture and political climate.
Pérez Riera has become one of the most respected directors in Puerto Rico and is quickly gaining recognition abroad. She continues to push boundaries with her work and is a true inspiration to aspiring filmmakers.