Oliver Laxe

Spanish film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Óliver Laxe Coro (born 1982) is a French-born Spanish film director, screenwriter, and actor. Óliver is of Galician ethnicity. His debut feature film You All Are Captains premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His third film Fire Will Come was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.

Laxe was born in Paris, the son of Galician emigrants. In 1988, at the age of six, he went back with them to Galicia. After completing his secondary education in A Coruña he moved to Barcelona where he studied filmmaking at the Pompeu Fabra University, before relocating to London where he filmed his first short Y las chimeneas decidieron escapar.

Career

His debut feature film You All Are Captains premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. His next film Mimosas was shot in the Atlas Mountains. It was screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as part of the International Critics' Week section, where it won the Nespresso Grand Prize. The project had been developed through TorinoFilmLab Interchange programme in 2011.

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