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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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You are in: Home > 2002. 50th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Official Selection Jury Members > MARIANO BARROSO

Mariano Barroso (Barcelona, 1959) studied directing and acting at the Spanish Theatre in Madrid and at the William Layton Laboratory, as well as working as an assistant director on numerous plays. In 1987 he moved to Los Angeles to study at the American Film Institute and the Sundance Film Institute. He directed three shorts produced by the American Film Institute before he went back to Madrid where he worked as a director on various television series. His first film, Mi hermano del alma (1993), with a script written together with Joaquín Oristrell, won a prize at the Karlovy Vary Festival and won the Goya for Best Debut as a Director. Extasis (Ecstasy), his second feature film starring Javier Bardem and Federico Luppi, competed in the Official Section at the Berlin Film Festival. Before he made his third film, Los lobos de Washington, he made his debut as a theatre director when he staged "The elephant man". In the year 2000 he directed Kasbah and took part in the "Del largo al corto" project for Canal+ with the short film Mi abuelo es un animal. His latest film, In the Time of the Butterflies, starring Salma Hayek and based on the story of the murder of the Mirabal sisters in 1960 on General Trujillo's orders, opened the Santo Domingo Festival this year. Mariano Barroso collaborates with the International Film School in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) where taught directing from 1997 to1999 and he teaches Directing and Acting at the Film School in Madrid. He is currently working on the script for his next film Hormigas en la boca, set in pre-revolutionary Cuba.


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