Carlos Carrera

Carlos Carrera (born 18 August 1962) is a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2009, he directed Backyard about the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, which won a silver plaque at the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival.[1]

Carlos Carrera
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Luis Carlos Carrera González

(1962-08-18) 18 August 1962 (age 58)
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma materIbero-American University
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, producer, animator
Years active1991–present
HonoursShort Film Palme d'Or
Ariel Award

In 2008, Carrera was sponsor for Un aliado en el tiempo, a Sundance Film Festival official selection shortfilm.



Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1991 Benjamin's Woman (La mujer de Benjamín) Yes Yes No Directorial Debut
co-written with Ignacio Ortiz
1993 La vida conyugal Yes Yes No Co-written with Ignacio Ortiz
1995 Sin remitente Yes Yes No Co-written with Ignacio Ortiz and Silvia Pasternac
1998 Un embrujo Yes Yes No Co-written with Martín Salinas
2002 The Crime of Father Amaro Yes Yes No Co-written with Vicente Leñero
2009 Backyard Yes No No
2010 De la infancia Yes Yes Yes Co-written with Silvia Pasternac
2017 Ana y Bruno Yes No No Also animator

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer
1994 El héroe Yes Yes Also animator. Won 1994 Short Film Palme d'Or.
2004 De raíz Yes Yes Also animator.


  1. ^ "2009 – 45th Chicago International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2012.

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