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Fabián Bielinsky
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Fabián Bielinsky

Fabián Bielinsky began making films in 1972 when he was only thirteen years old. He joined the film group at the Buenos Aires National High School and directed his first short film called Continuidad de los Parques, based on the short story by Julio Cortázar.

His passport to graduation from the National Cinematographic Institute (Centro Experimental y de Realización Cinematográfica del I.N.C.) was another short film based on a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, La Espera, which was awarded the first prize in the International Film Festival of Huesco in Spain. A few years later, he started his professional career as an assistant director in about 400 commercials and some full-length films including: Eterna Sonrisa de New Jersey by Carlos Sorín, Alambrado by Marco Bechis, No te mueras sin decirme adonde vas by Eliseo Subiela and Sottovocce by Mario Levin. He also worked at the institute where he graduated, teaching Cinematographic Production and Film Analysis.

Later, he served as co-screenwriter on Bajamar, la Costa del Silencio (on which he also worked as assistant director and second director) and of La Sonámbula both films directed by Fernando Spiner.

In 1998 he was awarded the first prize in a contest organized by Patagonik Film Group, Kodak, Cinecolor, JZ y Associados and FX Sound, which allowed him to shoot Nine Queens, his first feature film. Nine Queens swept the Argentinean Film Critic's Association Awards in 2001-it was nominated for ten awards and won seven, including Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director. The film was also selected as the Best Argentinean film of 2000 by the Argentinean FIPRESCI, it was selected for the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series in 2000, it won the People's Choice Award from MTV Argentina in 2000 and won the Audience Award and the Best Director prize at the Lleida Latin-American Film Festival in 2001.

His next project is a psychological thriller which revolves around the temptation of an honest man towards crime and evil.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Fabián Bielinsky Facts

BirthdayFebruary 3, 1959
BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Date of deathJune 28, 2006 (age 47)

Selected Filmography

Not available.