Jaime Rosales (director)

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Jaime Rosales
Born 1970 (age 48–49)
Barcelona, Spain
Occupation Film Director
Years active 1998 - present

Jaime Rosales (Barcelona, 1970) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and film producer.

He spent three years in Cuba studying cinema at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in La Habana, and later at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney, (Australia).

He did several successful short films before his long film debut with Las horas del día that received the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes film festival. In 2007 filmed his second film, La soledad.

His cinema is influenced by Robert Bresson or Yasujiro Ozu, he shows fragments of lives with ascetic forms and still shots. He won the Goya Award for Best Director for La soledad, film that received the Goya for Best Film too.

His 2012 film Dream and Silence has been selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and also appeared at the 56th London Film Festival.[1][2] His upcoming film Beautiful Youth has been selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


Director and screenwriter:


  • 2003: Las horas del día (Dir: Jaime Rosales)
  • 2003: Un instante en la vida ajena (Dir: José Luis López-Linares)
  • 2006: La linea recta (Dir: José María de Orbe)
  • 2007: La soledad (Dir: Jaime Rosales)
  • 2008: Tiro en la cabeza
  • 2009: El árbol (Dir: Carlos Serrano Azcona)


  1. Leffler, Rebecca. "Cannes 2012: Michel Gondry's 'The We & The I' to Open Director's Fortnight". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-04-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2012 Selection". quinzaine-realisateurs.com. Directors' Fortnight. Retrieved 2012-04-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 18 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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