JURADO Jurado NACIONAL

Alberto Rodríguez

Sevilla, 1971. He’s one of the best Spanish film directors. His stories are a total success at the box office, nationally and internationally, reaching even specialised critics. He studied Information Science (specialised in audio-visuals) and in 1997 he filmed his first short film, “Bancos”, with barely €180 alongside a group of friends who have been by his side for most of it. Three years later, he filmed his first feature film, “El factor Pilgrim”, in London with few resources. For this film, he was given the Jury’s special mention for New Directors at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

“7 Vírgenes” turned him into one of the most promising young directors in Spain. For “Grupo 7” he had 16 nominations to the Goya Awards. “La isla mínima”, set in the marshlands of the Guadalquivir, was a turning point in Spanish and European crime films (it was given multiple Goya awards). In “El hombre de las mil caras” he tells the darkest stories of power, a movie about the Paesa case. He has directed several episodes of the TV series “Hispania”. On TV, he has made a difference with “La peste”, his latest success and the most expensive TV series in the history of Spanish fiction.