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Mariano Barroso

  • Mariano Barroso © Iñaki Andrés / EL MUNDO

    Mariano Barroso © Iñaki Andrés / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Dec 26, 1959

" Film director. “Mi hermano del alma”, his first feature film, won the Grand Prix in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival."

Born in San Justo (Barcelona) in 1959. He abandoned his university studies to dedicate himself to film. After obtaining several prizes at festivals with a variety of shorts, he left to study film at the American Film Institute. Back to Spain, he directed five chapters of the series “Las chicas de hoy en día” by Fernando Colomo. Colomo himself produces Barroso’s first feature film, “Mi hermano del alma”, which was awarded at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. After this come “Éxtasis”, “Kasbash” and “Hormigas en la boca”, as well as several television productions. As a teacher, he has worked with the Film Schools in Cuba and Madrid, and with the Menéndez Pelayo International University.


Prize for the Best Short at the Alcalá de Henares Film Festival (1984)
Goya Award for the Best New Director (1994)
Grand Prix for Best Film at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival (1994)
San Jordi Film Award for the best Ópera Prima (1995)

Essential works

  • My Soul Brother. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    My Soul Brother (direction, script)

    Mariano Barroso won a Goya Best New Director Award for this, his first feature film.

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Other highlighted works

  • Lucrecia
  • Extasis
  • Kasbash
  • Hormigas en la boca

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