Roberto Gavaldón

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Roberto Gavaldón
Born (1909-06-07)June 7, 1909
Jiménez, Chihuahua
Died September 4, 1986(1986-09-04) (aged 77)
Mexico City
Occupation Film director
Years active 1941 - 1979

Roberto Gavaldón (June 7, 1909 in Jiménez, Chihuahua – September 4, 1986 in Mexico City) was a Mexican film director.

Eight of Gavaldón's films were featured on the list 100 Best Movies of the Cinema of Mexico. His 1958 film Ash Wednesday was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival[1] and his 1959 film Beyond All Limits was entered into the following years festival.[2] His 1960 film Macario was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not win.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ " Awards for Ash Wednesday". Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  2. ^ " Awards for Beyond All Limits". Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  3. ^ "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-29.

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