Damián Szifron

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Damián Szifron
Damián Szifron (cropped).jpg
Szifron in 2014
Born (1975-07-09) 9 July 1975 (age 43)
OccupationFilm and television director, screenwriter
Years active1992-present
Spouse(s)María Marull

Damián Szifron (born 9 July 1975) is an Argentine film and television director and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the TV series Los Simuladores (2002),[1], the most successful TV series in the history of Argentina, and writer-director of Wild Tales (2014), the most successful film in the history of Argentina.[2]


Born to a Jewish family,[3] Szifron studied cinema with the theoric film writer Angel Faretta. Szifron was the writer and director of Hermanos y Detectives ("Brothers and Detectives"), the follow-up series to the hugely popular Los Simuladores ("The Pretenders"). His 2014 film Wild Tales was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival,[4], nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and winner of both the BAFTA and Goya awards for Best Foreign Language Film.


  • El tren (1992) (Short film)
  • Río de culpas (1993) (Short film)
  • Oídos sordos (1995) (Short film)
  • Kan, el trueno (1997) (Short film)
  • Punto muerto (1998) (Short film)
  • Los últimos días (1999) (Short film)
  • El fondo del mar (2003)
  • Tiempo de valientes (2005)
  • Relatos salvajes (2014)



  1. ^ Damián Szifron on IMDb
  2. ^ "Wild Tales", the most watched film La Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ The Jewish Journal: "Argentina’s very Jewish Oscar nominee" by Diego Melamed January 21, 2015
  4. ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 18 April 2014.

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