Juan Pablo Rebella

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Juan Pablo Rebella in 2004

Juan Pablo Rebella (born 1974, in Montevideo – July 5, 2006) was an Uruguayan film director and screenwriter.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

He attended the Catholic University of Uruguay where he studied social communication, it was here that he started to direct short films and his collaboration with fellow student Pablo Stoll first began.[citation needed]

After graduating in 1999 he and Stoll started work on their first feature film, 25 Watts (2001), it went on to win several international awards: Best Feature Film Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Best 1st Feature Film Award at the Havana Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award and Best Male Actor Award at the Independent Film Festival Buenos Aires.[citation needed]

In 2004 Rebella and Stoll released their second feature film Whisky, at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and opened to critical acclaim, winning the Regard Original Award.[1]

Whisky also won the Sundance Film Festival's NHK International Filmmakers Award for Latin-America.[citation needed]

Rebella also acted in the short film 8 horas, released in 2006.[citation needed]

Rebella shot himself in 2006 at the age of 32. He is buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Whisky". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Tomb of Juan Pablo Rebella". 

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