Tiago Hespanha

Tiago Hespanha



Tiago Hespanha is a Portuguese film director and producer who has worked in the film industry for over two decades. He has been part of the production teams behind some of the most successful and award-winning films in Portugal, such as ‘The Sea Inside’ and ‘Amarantina’.

Hespanha was born in 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal. He studied at the Lisbon School of Cinema and Theater, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Film and Television Production. After graduating, he quickly climbed the ranks of the Portuguese film industry and worked in both production and directing roles on a number of projects.

In 2013, Hespanha made his feature film debut with ‘The Sea Inside’, a drama about a young man who is paralyzed from the neck down. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards at film festivals around the world and becoming Portugal’s official submission for the Academy Awards.

In 2017, Hespanha released his second feature film, ‘Amarantina’, a psychological thriller about a woman who is released from prison and is struggling to readjust to life on the outside. The film was well-received by critics and won a number of awards at film festivals.

Hespanha has also directed a number of short films, such as ‘Dining Room’ and ‘The House of the Wind’. He has also produced various documentaries, including ‘Sacred Places’ and ‘The Heart of Darkness’.

Tiago Hespanha is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Portugal and has earned a reputation for creating films that tackle complex and daring themes. His work has been praised for its subtlety and nuance, and he continues to push the boundaries of Portuguese cinema.

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