Ciro Guerra (born 6 February 1981) is a Colombian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Guerra in 2011
|Born||6 February 1981|
Río de Oro, Colombia
He made his first film Wandering Shadows in 2004 at the age of 23. The film was selected as Colombian submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards, however it was not nominated. His next film The Wind Journeys competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as Colombian submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards; it also was not selected.
His 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the C.I.C.A.E. Award. It won the Best Film award in the International Film Festivals of Odessa and Lima, where it also received a special prize by the Critics Jury. The film was also among the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, being the first Colombian film ever to be nominated.
In 2018, Guerra released his fourth feature film, Birds of Passage. Filmed in La Guajira Desert, Colombia, Guerra states that it is "like a gangster film, but something completely different from any gangster film that you have ever seen".
Guerra will make his Hollywood debut directing an adaptation of the dystopian adventure book The Detainee by Peter Liney, which will be written by Grant Myers. Guerra is working on another film: an adaptation of J. M. Coetzee's novel Waiting for the Barbarians, starring Mark Rylance.
|1999||Documental siniestro: Jairo Pinilla, cineasta||Yes||Documentary.|
|2001||Intento||Yes||Yes||Animated short film.|
|2009||The Wind Journeys||Yes||Yes|
|2015||Embrace of the Serpent||Yes||Yes|
|2018||Birds of Passage||Yes||Co-directed with Cristina Gallego.|
|TBA||Waiting for the Barbarians||Yes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2003||San Sebastián International Film Festival||Wandering Shadows||Films in Progress Award||Won|
|2009||Cannes Film Festival||The Wind Journeys||Award of the City of Rome||Won|
|Un Certain Regard Award||Nominated|
|2015||Mar del Plata International Film Festival||Embrace of the Serpent||Golden Ástor||Won|
|2016||Academy Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||Nominated|
|2016||Durban International Film Festival||Best Direction||Won|
|2016||Independent Spirit Awards||Best International Film||Nominated|
|2016||Platino Awards||Best Director||Won|
- "Festival de Cannes: The Wind Journeys". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- "The Directors' Fortnight 2015 selection!". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- Justin Chang (21 April 2015). "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Unveils 2015 Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- Ford, Rebecca (14 January 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- "Ciro Guerra Interview - Embrace of the Serpent; director reveals his next movie will be 'like a gangster film'". Flickreel. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- de la Fuente, Anne Marie. "Colombia's Caracol TV Boards Ciro Guerra's 'Birds of a Passage'". Variety.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (22 February 2016). "Oscar Nominated For Colombian Pic 'Serpent', Ciro Guerra Makes First Hollywood Deal To Direct 'The Detainee'". Deadline. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- Busch, Anita. "Mark Rylance & Ciro Guerra To Bring J.M. Coetzee's 'Waiting For The Barbarians' To Big Screen". Deadline.