Fernando Solanas

Argentine film director and screenwriter.

Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas (born 16 February 1936) is an Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician. His films include La hora de los hornos (The Hour of the Furnaces) (1968), Tangos: el exilio de Gardel (1985), Sur (1988), El viaje (1992), La nube (1998) and Memoria del saqueo (2004), among many others. He was National Senator representing the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires for six years.

Solanas studied theatre, music and law. In 1962, he directed his first short feature Seguir andando and in 1968 he covertly produced and directed his first long feature film La Hora de los Hornos, a documentary on neo-colonialism and violence in Latin America. The film won several international awards and was screened around the world. Solanas has won the Grand Jury Prize and the Critics Award at the Venice film Festival and the Prix de la mise en scène at the Cannes film Festival. In 1999 he was the President of the Jury at the 21st Moscow International film Festival. He was awarded a special Honorary Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin film Festival. He collaborated with tango composer and musician Ástor Piazzolla on the soundtracks for various movies.

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