Pablo Trapero

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Pablo Trapero
Pablo Trapero (cropped).jpg
Born (1971-10-04) 4 October 1971 (age 44)
San Justo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Film producer, film editor, film director

Pablo Trapero (Born 4 October 1971) is an Argentine film producer, editor and director.[1]


His films are known for portraying the lives of ordinary people, and usually involving some form of social criticism to modern society, such as his movie Mundo Grúa (which portrayed the life of a migrant contract worker), or the highly acclaimed El Bonaerense, which focused on the corruption and the lives of Buenos Aires Province police officers.

He's also known for speaking about taboo subjects such incest, as portrayed in his recent film as a producer Géminis (directed by Albertina Carri), which depicts a romantic relationship between a brother and sister.

His 2010 film Carancho was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, [2] but it didn't make the final shortlist.[3]

His 2012 film White Elephant competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5]

In 2014, Trapero was announced as the chair of the jury for Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[6]

In 2015, his film The Clan competed at 72nd Venice International Film Festival, for which he won Silver Lion.[7] The film subsequently received an honorable mention from the Platform jury at the Toronto International Film Festival.[8]


Producer and Director

Director Only

Producer Only



  1. ^ Pablo Trapero at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Defending Champ Argentina Submits 'Carancho' to Oscars". Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar® Race". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Cannes Oficial Selection Announced". Latin American Film. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  6. ^ Cannes Retrieved 2014-04-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "LIVE: The winners of the 72nd Venice Film Festival". Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Toronto International Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners" (PDF) (Press release). TIFF. 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 

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