Pablo César

Pablo César (born 26 February 1962) is a Argentine filmmaker.[1][2] He has contributed to the African cinema by making the critically acclaimed films, Equinox, the Garden of the Roses, Los dioses de agua and Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes.[3]

Pablo César
Pablo César

(1962-02-26) February 26, 1962 (age 58)
Alma materFundación Universidad del Cine
OccupationDirector, producer, writer, actor, editor
Years active1977–present

Personal lifeEdit

She was born on 26 February 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a professor at the Fundación Universidad del Cine Buenos Aires since 1992.[4]


At the age of 6, César began to make comics. Then at the age of 10, he wrote and printed his first newsletter. He later sold it at his primary school, Champagnat College. In 1975 his older brother José María, gave him a video recorder that he used intensively. Then in 1977, he wrote the script and made his maiden short film. Meanhile in 1980, he was awarded the first prize in the "Experimental" category in the Rosario Foto-Cine Ateneo contest for his short film Del génesis. The short film also obtained the mention for Best Editing and Third Prize (without category) in the Círculo de Mar del Plata filmmakers and a Special Mention from UNCIPAR. In 1983, he made the film De las caras de los espejos and the film won the First Prize of UNICA, the International Amateur Film Union in the same year.[4]

He is well known as the pioneer in film co-productions between several countries with Argentina such as Tunisia, Mali, Benin, Angola, Ethiopia, India and Namibia. In 1991, he made the critically acclaimed film Equinox, the Garden of the Roses with Tunisia. Then in 1996, he collaborated with India to make Unicorn, the Garden of the Fruits. In 1998, he made the film Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes as a co-production with Mali.[4]

He also included in the jury panels of several international film festivals including, Amiens (France), Montreal Young Film Festival (Canada), Kelibia (Tunisia), Huy (Belgium), Hyderabad (India), FESPACO (Burkina Faso), and Villa Carlos Paz.[4] In 2012, he was part of the delegation that accompanied Argentine President Cristina Kirchner to Angola. Then under the framework of the cultural cooperation agreement signed by both governments, César directed the film The Water Gods, cited as the first cinema co-production between Argentina and Angola.[5][6]

In 2018, he directed the film Pensando en él.[7] The film revolves around the relationship between the Nobel-winning Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and the Argentine writer Victoria Ocampo, during the former's visit to Buenos Aires in the 1920s.[8]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
1982 De las caras de los espejos Director Film
1983 Ecce cevitas nostra Director Documentary
1988 The Sacred Family Director, writer, producer Film
1991 Equinox, the Garden of the Roses Director, writer Film [9]
1994 Fuego gris Director, writer, actor, editor Film
1996 Unicorn, the Garden of the Fruits Director, writer Film
1998 Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes Director, writer Film
2001 Journey Through the Body Executive producer Film
2003 Sangre Director, writer Film
2007 Hunabku Director Film
2011 Orillas Director Film
2014 Los dioses de agua Director, writer, producer Film
2016 El cielo escondido Director, writer Film
2018 El Llamado del Desierto (L'Appel du Désert) Director Film
2018 Pensando en él Director Film
TBD El Día del Pez Director, producer Film

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pablo Cesar: Buenos Aires, Argentina". otroscines. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ "FILMS DIRECTED BY Pablo César". letterboxd. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Africa for beginners". otroscines. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Pablo Cesar, Argentina: Director". filmlinkafrica. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  5. ^ "A journey into the African cosmogony". pagina12. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  6. ^ "The gods of water: Criticism of Pablo Suárez - Buenos Aires Herald". todaslascriticas. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  7. ^ "A Tagore we never knew". Deccan Chronicle. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Argentinian Filmmaker Makes Movie on Tagore: When Tagore Met Victoria Ocampo in 1924". The Citizen. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  9. ^ "EQUINOCCIO: EL JARDÍN DE LAS ROSAS". cinefertil. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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