José Luis Torres Leiva

José Luis Torres Leiva


I do also have an obsession with the movies created by the Lumiere brothers and their cameramen. I was very impressed to have had the chance of seeing so pure, perfect works where the director is absolutely 'erased'    


José Luis Torres Leiva (1975) won the distinguished Fondart State Award for his 16mm short film LOS MUERTOS (1998) at the age of 23. Since then he has made several critically acclaimed independent videos, including NO PLACE NOWHERE (2004, doc) and THE TIME THAT RESTS (2007, doc). His first fiction feature, THE SKY, THE EARTH AND THE RAIN, was nominated for a Tiger Award and won the FIPRESCI Award at the IFFR in 2008. SUMMER had its premiere at the Venice film festival in 2011, followed by his documentary SEE AND LISTEN (2013). EL VIENTO SABE QUE VUELVO A CASA was selected at IFFR and Cinema Du Réel in 2016. It won the Best Film Award in the Documentary Competition at FICCI.

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