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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

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Known Credits 14

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Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2012 The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina RivasDirector
2007 Fraude: México 2006Director
2006 ¿Quién es el Señor López?Director
2004 Innocent VoicesDirector
2002 TrappedDirector
2001 Angel EyesDirector
1999 Message in a BottleDirector
1994 When a Man Loves a WomanDirector
1993 Born YesterdayDirector
1990 White PalaceDirector
1987 Gaby: A True StoryDirector
1984 MotelDirector
1983 Mundo MágicoDirector

Production

2004 Innocent VoicesProducer
2002 TrappedProducer
1987 Gaby: A True StoryProducer

Crew

2000 Amores PerrosThanks

Writing

2004 Innocent VoicesWriter

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