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Luis Mandoki (born in 1954 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director working in Mexico and Hollywood.

Luis Mandoki studied Fine Arts in Mexico and at the San Francisco Art Institute, the London College of Printing, and the London International Film School. While attending this last institution he directed his first short film Silent Music which won an award at the International Amateur Film Festival of Cannes Film Festival in 1976.

Back in Mexico he directed short films and documentaries for the Instituto Nacional Indigenista (the National Institute for the Indigenous), Conacine (National Commission of Film) and the Centro de Produccion de Cortometraje (Center for the Production of Short Films). In 1980 he received an Ariel Award of the Mexican Academy of Film for his short film El secreto. Four years later, his film Motel was selected to represent Mexico in film festivals around the globe.

At the age of 30 he developed, wrote, produced and directed Gaby: A True Story, a movie about the struggles of handicapped Gaby Brimer. This film was nominated for both the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. For the next 15 years he filmed only in English until the critically acclaimed Voces inocentes of 2004. This film gave him a Best Director nomination for the Ariel Award in 2005. The film also received three awards and was nominated for Best Film. The film was selected to represent Mexico for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and had a box-office output of 49.4 million pesos (roughly 4.5 million U.S. dollars) and was seen by 1.5 million people.

Luis Mandoki currently resides in Mexico City with his wife, Olivia, and three children Camille, Daniel and Michelle.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Luis Mandoki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Luis Mandoki (born in 1954 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director working in Mexico and Hollywood.

Luis Mandoki studied Fine Arts in Mexico and at the San Francisco Art Institute, the London College of Printing, and the London International Film School. While attending this last institution he directed his first short film Silent Music which won an award at the International Amateur Film Festival of Cannes Film Festival in 1976.

Back in Mexico he directed short films and documentaries for the Instituto Nacional Indigenista (the National Institute for the Indigenous), Conacine (National Commission of Film) and the Centro de Produccion de Cortometraje (Center for the Production of Short Films). In 1980 he received an Ariel Award of the Mexican Academy of Film for his short film El secreto. Four years later, his film Motel was selected to represent Mexico in film festivals around the globe.

At the age of 30 he developed, wrote, produced and directed Gaby: A True Story, a movie about the struggles of handicapped Gaby Brimer. This film was nominated for both the Academy and Golden Globe Awards. For the next 15 years he filmed only in English until the critically acclaimed Voces inocentes of 2004. This film gave him a Best Director nomination for the Ariel Award in 2005. The film also received three awards and was nominated for Best Film. The film was selected to represent Mexico for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and had a box-office output of 49.4 million pesos (roughly 4.5 million U.S. dollars) and was seen by 1.5 million people.

Luis Mandoki currently resides in Mexico City with his wife, Olivia, and three children Camille, Daniel and Michelle.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Luis Mandoki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 14

Birthday -

Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2012 The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas Director
2007 Fraude: México 2006 Director
2006 ¿Quién es el Señor López? Director
2004 Innocent Voices Director
2002 Trapped Director
2001 Angel Eyes Director
1999 Message in a Bottle Director
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Director
1993 Born Yesterday Director
1990 White Palace Director
1987 Gaby: A True Story Director
1984 Motel Director
1983 Mundo Mágico Director

Production

2004 Innocent Voices Producer
2002 Trapped Producer
1987 Gaby: A True Story Producer

Writing

2004 Innocent Voices Writer

Crew

2000 Amores Perros Thanks

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