Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

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Birthday: May 5, 1924
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Filmmaker Leopoldo Torre Nilsson's work from 1957 through 1962 has had a great impact on modern Argentine filmmakers. The son of director Leopoldo Torre Rios, he spent his childhood surrounded by classic Argentine cinema of the '30s. In the '40s, he began working on his father's films, and in the '50s went to Europe to study art cinema. His upbringing and studies set him apart from his peers. Concerned with the development and promotion of an Argentine national cinema, they criticized his films for being too bourgeoisie and European in style. But despite their criticism, Torre-Nilsson's work was focused on Argentine culture; much of it was adapted from his wife Beatriz Guido's writing (she was also a collaborator on his scripts). La Casa del Angel, his ninth film, was the first Argentine film to win international acclaim. After several successful films, Torre-Nilsson set up Producciones Angel, an independent production company for aspiring filmmakers of the Nueva Ola (Argentine New Wave movement). The new company also gave the director total artistic control over his films which continued to focus on the inner pain of the upper-middle class. His insistence on only presenting bourgeoisie stories lead to a revolt amongst young filmmakers who nonetheless remain influenced by his work.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Setenta veces siete (The Female: Seventy Times Seven) Director 2015
No Score Yet El pibe Cabeza (Kid Head) Director 2011
No Score Yet La Maffia Director 2011
No Score Yet Free for All Director 1976
No Score Yet Heartbreak Tango(Boquitas pintadas)(Painted Lips) Director 1974
No Score Yet Los Siete Locos Director Screenwriter 1973
No Score Yet La maffia Screenwriter Producer Director 1972
No Score Yet Guemes - la tierra en armas Director 1971
No Score Yet Martin Fierro Director 1968
No Score Yet The Dependent Producer 1968
No Score Yet La Chica del Lunes Director Screenwriter 1967
No Score Yet La mano en la trampa Director 1961
No Score Yet The Kidnapper (El Secuestrador) Director 1958
No Score Yet End of Innocence Director 1957
No Score Yet El protegido Director 1956
No Score Yet El crimen de Oribe Director 1950
No Score Yet El santo de la espada (The Knight of the Sword) Director

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