Ignacio Agüero

Born in 1952, in Santiago, Chile. Agüero studied architecture and then went into film studies the year after the military coup, when all the filmmakers went into exile. He made his first films under the Pinochet dictatorship, up to One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train. During all those years he worked in advertising, until he co-directed the “Franja del No”, a television program of the opposition parties to Pinochet that defeated him in the 1988 plebiscite. His line of work as an artist has been mainly as the author of documentary films. But he has also made telefilms, and has been an actor in numerous films, including several by Raúl Ruiz. Retrospectives of his films have been held in various countries, such as Mexico, Spain, Peru, Argentina (at BAFICI), Bolivia, New Zealand, France. He has received numerous awards. For the last two films he received the Grand Prix at FIDMarseille in 2016 and 2019 and also best Latin American film at the Mar del Plata Festival in 2019. He is a film professor at the University of Chile. He also participates in the Zéro en Conduite organization doing film workshops for children. As of 2021, he is working on two new films.

Films
Filmography
I Never Climbed the Provincia / Nunca subí el Provincia
2019
This is the Way I Like It II / Como me da la gana II
2016
The Other Day / El otro día
2012
Agustín's Newspaper / El Diario de Agustín
2008
The Mother of My Grandmother Told It To My Grandmother / La mamá de mi abuela le contó a mi abuela
2004
Under Construction (Or: The Place I Was Born No Longer Exists) / Aquí se construye (o Ya no existe el lugar donde nací)
2000
Dreams of Ice / Sueños de hielo
1993
One Hundred Children Wait for a Train / Cien Niños esperando un tren
1988
This is the Way I Like It / Como me da la gana
1985
Do Not Forget / No olivar
1982
Under Construction / Aquí se construye
1977

DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members