Jaime Chávarri

Active - 1969 - 2015  |   Born - Jan 1, 1943   |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Musical, Drama, Thriller, Language & Literature

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

A former law student, Jaime Chávarri became a critic and amateur director in 1963. Chávarri enrolled in the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia in 1968, but two years later dropped out to direct several amateur shorts and feature-length films. Chávarri made his professional feature debut in 1971 with Pastel de Sangre/Blood Cake. In 1998, Chávarri earned widespread critical acclaim for Sus Ojos se Cerraron/Tangos Are for Two, a Spanish/Argentine co-production of a musical tribute to Buenos Aires in the 1930s. Chávarri also directs the occasional television movie or series.

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