Valentina Sepúlveda

Valentina Sepúlveda



Valentina Sepúlveda is a Chilean film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her critically acclaimed films, such as 'The Silence of the Rain' (2002), 'The Year of the Tiger' (2006) and 'The Life Cycle of a Salmon' (2010).

Born in 1975 in Santiago, Chile, Sepúlveda began her career as an editor and assistant director for television in her early twenties. She then went on to study film and television at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

In 2002, Sepúlveda made her feature film debut with 'The Silence of the Rain'. The film was an immediate success, winning the International Critics Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Silver Ariel Award at the Ariel Awards. Following the success of 'The Silence of the Rain', Sepúlveda went on to direct her second feature, 'The Year of the Tiger', which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2006.

In 2010, Sepúlveda’s third feature film, 'The Life Cycle of a Salmon', premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and was praised for its bold use of animation. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion Award and earned Sepúlveda the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

In 2012, Sepúlveda directed the feature film 'The Forest', which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. The film was praised for its ambitious story and powerful visuals, and was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Sepúlveda has also directed several documentaries, including 'Caliche', which won the Best Documentary Award at the Havana International Film Festival, and 'The Skin of the Planet', which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

Her most recent film, 'The Time That Remains', premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2018 and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize.

Throughout her career, Sepúlveda has consistently been praised for her bold visual style and her ability to tell complex stories through her films. Her films have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world, and she has received numerous awards and accolades for her work.

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