Fabián Bielinsky

Film director

1959 – 2006


Who was Fabián Bielinsky?

Fabián Bielinsky was an Argentine film director born in Buenos Aires.

He started to make films early in his life, while still a high school student in the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, after graduation he started studying psychology, a career he shortly followed and dropped out in favor to enroll in the Centro de Experimentacion y Realizacion Cinematografica, to later graduate from said institution in 1983 with a short film called La Espera, based in a story by Jorge Luis Borges.

He directed his first film, Nine Queens in 2000, and the second one, El Aura, in 2005, which he was going to present in Edinburgh, at the International Film Festival a month later. Both films starred Ricardo Darín in the lead role and Alejandro Awada in a supporting role.

Bielinsky died from a heart attack, in 2006, at only 47 years of age, while he was in São Paulo, Brazil, doing a casting for an advertisement.

Although he directed only one short and two feature films, his work was shown worldwide to excellent reviews. His work is more appreciated in his country of origin for finding a way to make an entertaining yet thoughtful story that grips the viewer in an industry where film offerings are more polarized between overtly intellectual auteur cinema and apparently content-lacking commercial films.

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Feb 3, 1959
Buenos Aires
Also known as
  • Fabian Bielinsky
  • Argentina
Lived in
  • Buenos Aires
Jun 29, 2006
São Paulo

on July 23, 2013


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