50 New Mexican Cinema Directors

by churinfunflais | created - 30 Apr 2016 | updated - 26 May 2016 | Public

1. Gary Alazraki

Producer | Club de Cuervos

Gaz Alazraki is the writer and director of Mexico's record breaking comedy The Noble Family (2013) and the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Club de Cuervos (2015) - Netflix's first original series in Spanish. He heads Alazraki Entertainment, a Mexico City based production company ...

2. Fernando Eimbcke

Director | Temporada de patos

Fernando Eimbcke was born in 1970 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and writer, known for Duck Season (2004), Lake Tahoe (2008) and Club Sandwich (2013).

3. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

4. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

5. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

6. Carlos Reygadas

Director | Stellet Licht

Carlos Reygadas was born on October 10, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Carlos Reygadas Castillo. He is married to Natalia López.

7. Luis Mandoki

Director | Voces inocentes

Luis Mandoki was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Innocent Voices (2004), La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012) and Message in a Bottle (1999).

8. María Novaro

Director | Lola

The most successful woman director of Mexican cinema studied Sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Film Production at the University Center of Film Studies (CUEC) in Mexico City. She began her career as assistant director of Alberto Cortés in Amor a la vuelta de la ...

9. Patricia Riggen

Director | The 33

Patricia Riggen was born on June 2, 1970 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She is a director and producer, known for The 33 (2015), The Cornfield (2002) and Under the Same Moon (2007). She is married to Checco Varese. They have one child.

10. Jorge Fons

Director | El Callejón de los Milagros

Fons studied film production in the Universitary Center of Film Studies at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), belonging to the very first generation of Mexican directors who studied to become filmmakers. His short film Caridad (1973) -part of the trilogy Fe Esperanza y Caridad (1973)-...

11. Antonio Serrano

Director | Sexo, pudor y lágrimas

Antonio Serrano was born on May 17, 1955 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999), Lucía, Lucía (2003) and Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada. (2010).

12. Luis Estrada

Writer | La ley de Herodes

Luis Estrada was born on January 17, 1962 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and director, known for Herod's Law (1999), El Narco (2010) and Un mundo maravilloso (2006).

13. Alejandro Lozano

Director | Matando Cabos

Alejandro Lozano was born on December 18, 1975 in Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Matando Cabos (2004), Trece miedos (2007) and Paramedicos (2012).

14. Nicolás Echevarría

Director | Eco de la montaña

Nicolás Echevarría was born on August 8, 1947 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Eco de la montaña (2014), Cabeza de Vaca (1990) and Hikure-tame (1982).

15. Carlos Cuarón

Writer | Y tu mamá también

Carlos Cuarón was born on October 2, 1966 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Carlos José Cuarón Orozco. He is a writer and director, known for Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Rudo y Cursi (2008) and Sugar Kisses (2013).

16. Michael Rowe

Director | Año bisiesto

Michael Rowe is a director and writer, known for Leap Year (2010), Early Winter (2015) and The Well (2013).

17. Alonso Ruizpalacios

Writer | Güeros

Alonso Ruizpalacios was born in 1978 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a writer and director, known for Güeros (2014), Museo (2018) and Green (2016).

18. Carlos Carrera

Director | De la infancia

With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled ...

19. Eugenio Derbez

Actor | No se aceptan devoluciones

Actor, writer, director and producer, Eugenio Derbez has a degree in Film Directing from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and Theater, as well as a degree in Acting from Televisa's Acting School. He has also studied and is trained in the arts of Dance, Music and Singing, and still today he ...

20. Elisa Miller

Director | Ver llover

Elisa Miller is a director and writer, known for Ver llover (2006), Roma (2008) and Alicia, Go Yonder (2010).

21. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Director | Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso was born and raised in Laredo, Texas on the US/Mexico border. He received his BFA from NYU and his MFA from AFI. He began his career as personal assistant to Martin Scorsese, Nora Ephron, Robert De Niro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. He has gone on to direct second unit for Ms. Ephron, ...

22. Carlos Carrera

Director | De la infancia

With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled ...



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