Biography Alvaro Brechner (Director, Writer, Producer)
Born in Montevideo, 1976. Alvaro’s feature debut, Mal día para pescar (Bad Day to go Fishing) was selected in competition at the 48th International Critic’s Week of Cannes Film Festival. It received over 30 awards and participated in 60 International Festivals, including Montreal, Warsaw (Best Film, Free spirit), Los Angeles (Best Film, Opera prima), Mar del Plata (Best Actor), Austin (Best Film & Audience Award), Moscow, Shanghai, Brooklyn (Best Director), Sofia (Best Film Fipresci), São Paulo, Pusan, Haifa, Stockholm, Lima (Best Script) and La Habana.
It won 10 Uruguayan Critics Awards (Fipresci), 3 Iris Award and was nominated by the Spanish Critics for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor. It was also Uruguay’s Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Film.
Alvaro has also directed several documentaries for History Channel, Odyssey, TVE and three Short Films selected in more than 140 International Film Festivals. He also received the National Literature Award by the Uruguayan Ministry of Culture (1999).