Luis Mandoki

Luis Mandoki

Highest Rated: 80% Fraude: México 2006 (2007)

Lowest Rated: 17% Trapped (2002)

Birthday: Aug 17, 1954

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Luis Mandoki studied fine art long before he decided to become a film director. His education took him from his native Mexico to California, where he studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He moved to England, enrolling in the London College of Printing, and later made his first film while attending the London International Film School. The short would win an award at the International Amateur Film Festival being held at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976. He returned to Mexico to work at the Conacine, the Instituto Nacional Indigenista, and the Centro de Produccion de Cortometraje. He gained international acclaim with his 1984 effort, "Gaby: A True Story," a dramatized, biographical account of a writer suffering from cerebral palsy. This success led to a trip to Hollywood and a string of American films, starting with 1990's romantic drama "White Palace" with James Spader and Susan Sarandon, a remake of George Cukor's "Born Yesterday" with Melanie Griffith in the Judy Holliday role, a gaze into alcoholism with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia in the relationship drama "When a Man Loves a Woman," and an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks ' romance novel "Message in a Bottle" in 1999. Mandoki directed four more features in the United States before returning to Mexico for 2004's war drama "Innocent Voices." He has turned his attention to political documentary in his homeland with "¿Quien es el Señor López?" and "Fraude: México 2006," about the Mexican presidential election of that year.




No Score Yet 61% The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas Director - 2012
80% 50% Fraude: México 2006 Director,
$3.4K 2007
72% 93% Innocent Voices Director,
$829.7K 2004
17% 48% Trapped Director,
$6.9M 2002
32% 45% Angel Eyes Director $24.0M 2001
32% 66% Message in a Bottle Director $52.8M 1999
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Director $50.0M 1994
23% 28% Born Yesterday Director $17.8M 1993
52% 62% White Palace Director $16.9M 1990
No Score Yet 63% Gaby: A True Story Director $24.7K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Motel Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mundo mágico Director - 1980