70 Directors for Venice 70
Pablo Trapero was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. He began his international career in 1999 releasing Mundo grúa (Crane World) his first feature, that was presented at the Venice Film Festival, harvesting awards and critical acclaim through film festivals around the globe. The black and white,16mm film was a breaking point in Argentinean cinema and encouraged young directors into their first features. In 2002, his second feature, El bonaerense premiered at Cannes, again with critical and audience acclaim. He opened his own production company in Buenos Aires, Matanza Cine, from which he has produced ever since other film makers features apart from his own. As a director he's also done Familia rodante (Rolling Family) which debuted at Venice Film Festival, Nacido y criado (2006), fared at Toronto Film Festival, Leonera (Lion's Den, 2008), the director's first feature to compete at Cannes Film Festival, Carancho (2010) fared again at Cannes Film Festival, in the Un certain regard section. All these films have been commercially released in Argentina and abroad, and also prseented in major film festivals around the world. Apart from his features films, he has been part of collective films such as Stories on Human Rights (with his segment Sobras), and made the shorts Nómade (included in 25 miradas - 200 minutos) and Naif (for the feature film Visual Telegrams). In 2012 Trapero presented as a producer Caito directed by Guillermo Pfening and has released his last feature Elefante bianco and 7 días en La Habana, both screened at the 2012 Cannes film festival.
2000 - Mundo grúa (Crane World) - Settimana internazionale della critica (producer, screenplay, director)
2004 - Familia rodante (Rolling Family) - Orizzonti (producer, screenplay, director)
2012 - Venezia 69 (member)