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Villarreal, René U.

Dirección, Edición, Guión, Producción. MONTERREY, MEXICO, 1956

René U.

He studied communication at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and received a master’s degree in semiotics at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. He participated in the 5th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his first film Cumbia callejera (2007), which won, among other awards, the Best Film in the Perspectives Section of the 30th Moscow International Film Festival, Russia; the Best First Film Award at the 10th Iberoamerican Film Festival of Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Best Film Award at the 13th International Festival of Young Filmmakers at Saint Jean de Luz, France; and the Audience Award at the 12th International Film Festival at Punta del Este, Uruguay.