Valeria Sarmiento

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Valeria Sarmiento
Born 1948 (age 66–67)
Valparaíso, Chile
Occupation Film editor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1972-present

Valeria Sarmiento (born 1948) is a Chilean film editor, director and screenwriter. She has directed 19 feature films and documentaries since 1972. Her debut feature Notre mariage (1984) was a Grand Prix winner for Best New Director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival[1] and her 1991 film Amelia Lópes O'Neill was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.[2] She is the widow of Chilean film director Raúl Ruiz with whom she worked for decades as regular collaborator, editor and writer. She has also edited films for Luc Moullet, Robert Kramer and Ventura Pons and is a Guggenheim Fellow (1988). Her latest film Lines of Wellington competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[3]


  • El hombre cuando es hombre (1982)
  • Notre mariage (1984)
  • Amelia Lópes O'Neill (1991)
  • Elle (1995)
  • L'inconnu de Strasbourg (1998)
  • Rosa la china (2002)
  • Secretos (2008)
  • Diario de mi residencia en Chile: María Graham (2010)
  • Lines of Wellington (2012) (conceived by Raúl Ruiz, completed by Sarmiento)


  1. ^ "Morelia Film Fest". 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1991 Programme". Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Venezia 69". labiennale. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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