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Pablo Berger

  • Pablo Berger collects the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastián Festival for "Blancanieves" © Montse Castillo. San Sebastián Festival

    Pablo Berger collects the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastián Festival for "Blancanieves" © Montse Castillo. San Sebastián Festival






Date of birth


"Screenwriter and film director. Pablo Berger swept the floor with his original film version of the fairy tale of "Snow White" at the 2013 Goya Awards."

Pablo Berger was born in Bilbao in 1963. He embarked on his film career in 1988 with a short film entitled "Mamá". Thanks to the awards he won with this work, in 1990 he was given a grant to study a Master's degree in Filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of Arts. During his stay in the United States he directed the short film entitled "Truth and Beauty", which was nominated for the Emmy awards. In 1995 he gave classes in direction at the New York Film Academy. He has also taught courses at the universities of Cambridge, Princeton and Yale, among others. On his return to Spain, he made his first feature film in 2003, "Torremolinos 73", with which he went on to achieve success in numerous international festivals. His second film "Blancanieves" was shot in black and white as a silent film, and came eight years later. Among other accolades, it earned him ten Goya awards in 2013, including best film.


Special Jury Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival (2012)
Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay (2013)
Goya Best Film Award (2013)
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France (2015)

Essential works

  • Snow White

    Blancanieves (direction, script)

    This surprising and exquisite silent film in black and white presents an original version of the children's fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm set in the Andalusia of the 1920s.

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Other highlighted works

  • Mamá
  • Truth and Beauty
  • Torremolinos 73

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