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- NICOLÁS PEREDA
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Nicolás Pereda was born in Mexico City in 1982 but lives in Toronto. After earning his master’s degree in filmmaking at York University (Canada), he made his debut feature-length film in 2007 with Dónde están sus historias? and soon began to explore the themes of everyday life by combining fictional stories with a documentary style. He followed up with Entrevista con la tierra (2008), the films Juntos (Together) and Perpetuum Mobile (2009), the documentary Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba (2010) and Verano de Goliat (Summer of Goliath, 2010), a critical consideration on male chauvinism and the family in a rural town in South Mexico, which was screened at the Venice Film Festival and won the Orizzonti Award. His latest works have been Los mejores temas (Greatest Hits, 2012) and Matar extraños (Killing Strangers, 2013), about the Mexican revolution, which was presented at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival in the Forum section. Nicolàs Pereda attended his first retrospective at Cine Las Americas in Austin, Texas, at the early age of 27. Last year the Toronto Film Festival dedicated a complete retrospective to his work.
FILMS PRESENTED IN VENICE:
2010 – Verano de Goliat (Summer of Goliath) – Orizzonti section (screenplay, director)
2010 – Verano de Goliat (Summer of Goliath) – Orizzonti Award