About the Director
Carlos Sorin was born in Buenos Aires, in 1944. He studied film-making at Universidad de La Plata and started his career as the assistant director to Alberto Fisherman in commercials.
After working as commercials director in Colombia and Ecuador from 1973 to 1976, he partnered with Estudio Latino, an advertising production company that then led to the creation of Carlos Sorin Cine S.A., in which he developed a prolific career in the film-making industry. He is one of the Argentine directors that are most widely acclaimed abroad. For his film work, he has received more than 20 national and international awards.
His films include:
The King and His Movie (Película del Rey, 1986), winner of the Leone D’Oro Award at the Venice Festival and the Goya Award for Best Foreign Film;
Eternal Smile of New Jersey (Eterna Sonrisa de New Jersey, 1989), starring Daniel Day Lewis;
Minimum Stories (Historias Mínimas, 2002), winner of the San Sebastián SIGNIS and FIPRESCI Awards,
the San Sebastián Special Jury Prize, and the Goya Award for Best Foreign Movie;
The Dog (El Perro, 2004), winner of the San Sebastián FIPRESCI Award;
The Road to San Diego (El Camino de San Diego, 2006), winner of the San Sebastián Special Jury Prize,
The Window (La Ventana, 2009);
The Cat Vanishes (El gato desaparece, 2011), and Gone Fishing (Días de pesca, 2012).