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Achero Mañas

  • Achero Mañas © Carlos Miralles / EL MUNDO

    Achero Mañas © Carlos Miralles / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Sep 5, 1966

" An actor, script writer and film director, he made his debut as a director with “El Bola”, one of the most surprising films in Spanish cinema."

Born in Madrid in 1966, he is the son of actress Paloma Lorena and writer Alfredo Mañas. He made his theatre and film debuts, as an adolescent, playing small parts. In 1984, he moved to New York to study theatre at Real Stage. On his return to Spain, he once again took up his career as an actor, working with directors like Carlos Saura and José Luis Cuerda. In 1996, he wrote and directed his second short film, "Cazadores", which won the Goya Best Short Film Award. His first feature film, “El Bola”, premiered in 2001. It was a great success with critics and the public and won four Goya awards. His second feature film, “Noviembre”, was released in 2003, followed in 2010 by “Todo lo que tú quieras”.


Goya Best New Director Award (2001)
Goya Best Original Screenplay Award (2001)

Essential works

  • Poster. El Bola © EFE

    El Bola (direction, script)

    The first feature-length film by Achero Mañas is a sensitive, intelligent study of child abuse, which was a success with both critics and the public.

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Other highlighted works

  • Noviembre
  • Todo lo que tú quieras
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