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Cuarón, Jonás

Dirección, Dirección de arte, Edición, Fotografía, Guión, Producción. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 1981

He studied art at Vassar College, New York. Director, writer, producer, editor and cinematographer, he began writing scripts and theatrical works in his adolescence. He has participated in two editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). At the 5th FICM, he had a special presentation of his first feature film, Año uña (2007), which won the Artistic Achievement Award at the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)), Greece. At the same edition of FICM, his short fiction film La doctrina del Shock (2007), co-written with his father, Alfonso Cuarón, and the Canadian writer, journalist and researcher, Naomi Klein, was presented. He worked again with this father as co-screenwriter on his feature film, Gravity (2013), which won numerous awards, including seven Oscars at the 86th Academy Awards, among them, Best Director, Best Film Editing and Best Photography. Gravity was the opening film at the 11th FICM, the edition where he competed with his short fiction film, Aningaaq (2013). Jonás won the Cuervo Tradicional Award at the 12th FICM. His second fictional feature film Desierto (2015) won the FIPRESCI Award (International Federation of Film Critics) in the Special Presentation category at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and will shown at the 13th FICM.