Pablo Briones is a prominent Chilean film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for his feature films "Abril" and "La Nana", which were both nominated for the Chilean National Film Award in 2018.
Born in 1973 in Santiago, Chile, Pablo Briones grew up in a family of teachers and artists. His mother was a teacher and his father a musician and painter. From a young age, Briones was exposed to the artistic world, and this early exposure played a major role in his pursuit of a career in filmmaking.
Briones attended the Catholic University of Chile, where he studied journalism. After graduating, he took various jobs in the film industry, including assistant director, production assistant, and editor. In 2008, he directed his first feature film, "Abril". Set in Chile's mid-1970s military dictatorship, the film was well-received and earned him a nomination for the Chilean National Film Award.
In 2011, Briones released his second feature film, "La Nana". The film tells the story of a young nanny who works for a wealthy family in Santiago, and the tumultuous relationship she has with her employers. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it won numerous awards, including the Best Film Award at the International Film Festival of Guadalajara.
Since then, Briones has written and directed several other films, including "La Pelota de Letras" (2013), "La Casa de los Espíritus" (2015), and "La Mujer de la Tierra" (2017). He has also produced several movies and television shows, including the crime drama "Todo Por el Dinero" (2014).
Today, Pablo Briones is widely considered one of Chile's leading filmmakers. His films often explore themes of family, social justice, and politics, and his works have earned him numerous awards and accolades. Briones continues to direct, write, produce, and edit films, and he is a prominent figure in the Chilean film industry.