Nelson De Los Santos Arias

Nelson De Los Santos Arias

Dominican Republic

My work will always fight Latin American dogmatism, that’s why I don’t hesitate to work with different formats and textures, constantly playing with diegetic and extradiegetic sound, alluding to what is out of frame, that sometimes, like in a Dominican conversation, could crystallize into the narrative or not.    


Nelson de los Santos Arias was born in Santo Domingo and studied cinematography in Buenos Aires and at the Edinburgh School of Art where he started making short experimental films. His feature-length essay film SANTA TERESA Y OTRA HISTORIAS had its world premiere at FIDMarseille, where it won the Prix Georges de Beauregard, after which it was selected for the TIFF, the New York International Film Festival, Viennale and others. His latest film COCOTE premiered at Locarno Festival 2017.

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