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Marcelo Piñeyro
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Marcelo Piñeyro

Piñeyro completed cinematography studies at La Plata University's School of Fine Arts, and, in 1980, became an associate with Luis Puenzo in Cinemania, a leading advertisement production company in Latin America. In 1984, he shot to fame as the Executive Producer of THE OFFICIAL STORY, the only Latin American film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Piñeyro made his directorial debut in 1992 with TANGO FEROZ, which broke attendance records and stirred intense debate about the country's attitudes during the 'plumb years.' TANGO FEROZ screened in festivals around the world, winning awards at many stops.

His second film CABALLOS SALVAJES (WILD HORSES), which was the second highest attended film in Argentina in 1995 and won the Jury's Special Mention at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. The film was also chosen for the prestigious New Directors/New Films series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and screened at several other important international film festivals.

CENIZAS DEL PARAISO (ASHES FROM PARADISE), his third film, was produced by Buena Vista International and went on to be the highest grossing film in Argentina in 1997, ultimately winning the Spanish Goya Award for Best Foreign Film.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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