Ignacio Agüero

Born in 1952, in Santiago, Chile. Agüero studied architecture and then went into film studies the year after the military coup, when all the filmmakers went into exile. He made his first films under the Pinochet dictatorship, up to One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train. During all those years he worked in advertising, until he co-directed the “Franja del No”, a television program of the opposition parties to Pinochet that defeated him in the 1988 plebiscite. His line of work as an artist has been mainly as the author of documentary films. But he has also made telefilms, and has been an actor in numerous films, including several by Raúl Ruiz. Retrospectives of his films have been held in various countries, such as Mexico, Spain, Peru, Argentina (at BAFICI), Bolivia, New Zealand, France. He has received numerous awards. For the last two films he received the Grand Prix at FIDMarseille in 2016 and 2019 and also best Latin American film at the Mar del Plata Festival in 2019. He is a film professor at the University of Chile. He also participates in the Zéro en Conduite organization doing film workshops for children. As of 2021, he is working on two new films.

Nacido en 1952, en Santiago de Chile. Estudió arquitectura y luego entró a estudiar cine al año siguiente del golpe militar, cuando todos los cineastas partieron al exilio. Hizo sus primeras películas bajo dictadura, hasta Cien niños esperando un tren. Durante todos esos años trabajó en publicidad, hasta co-dirigir la “Franja del No”, una franja televisiva de los partidos opositores a Pinochet que lo derrotaron en el plebiscito de 1988. Su línea de trabajo como artista ha sido principalmente como autor de películas documentales. Pero también ha realizado telefilms, y ha sido actor en numerosas películas, varias de Raúl Ruiz. Se han realizado retrospectivas de sus películas en varios países, como México, España, Perú, Argentina ( en BAFICI ), Bolivia, Francia. Ha recibido numerosos premios. Por sus dos últimas películas recibió el Grand Prix en FIDMarseille en 2016 y 2019 y también mejor film latinoamericano en el Festival de Mar del Plata en 2019. Es profesor de cine en la Universidad de Chile. También participa en la organización Cero de Conduite haciendo talleres de cine para niños. Actualmente dirige la realización de dos películas.

Films
Filmography
I Never Climbed the Provincia / Nunca subí el Provincia
2019
This is the Way I Like It II / Como me da la gana II
2016
The Other Day / El otro día
2012
Agustín's Newspaper / El Diario de Agustín
2008
The Mother of My Grandmother Told It To My Grandmother / La mamá de mi abuela le contó a mi abuela
2004
Under Construction (Or: The Place I Was Born No Longer Exists) / Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací)
2000
Dreams of Ice / Sueños de hielo
1993
One Hundred Children Wait for a Train / Cien Niños esperando un tren
1988
This is the Way I Like It / Como me da la gana
1985
Do Not Forget / No olivar
1982
Under Construction / Aquí se construye
1977

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