Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas (born 16 February 1936, Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Olivos is an Argentine city in Vicente López Partido in the Province of Buenos Aires and a suburb within the Greater Buenos Aires metro area Buenos Aires Province (ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires is the most populated province of Argentina. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. His films include El Viaje (1992), Tangos: el Exilio de Gardel (1985) and Sur (1988).
Solanas studied theatre, music and law. In 1962, he directed his first short feature Seguir andando and in 1968 he covertly produced and directed his first long feature film La Hora de los Hornos, a documentary on neo-colonialism and violence in Latin America. The film won several international awards and was screened around the world. Solanas has won the Special Jury Award and the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Director Palme at the Cannes Film Festival. The Venice Film Festival is the oldest Film festival in the world The Cannes Film Festival (le Festival de Cannes founded in 1946 is one of the world's oldest most influential and prestigious Film festivals alongside Venice, He was awarded a special Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival. For other uses related to the "Golden Bear" see the Golden bears disambiguation page According to legend the Golden Bear was The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading Film festivals and most reputable media events held in Berlin He collaborated with the great tango composer and musician Ástor Piazzolla on the soundtracks for various movies. Tango is a style of music that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay. Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla ( March 11, 1921 &ndash July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango Composer and
Solanas was at the forefront of the Grupo Cine Liberación that revolutionised Argentine cinema in the 1970s, developing its social conscience and political voice. The Grupo Cine Liberación (The Liberation Film Group was an Argentine film movement that took place during the end of the sixties He was active in the campaign to support Perón. Threatened by right-wing forces in the 1970s, one of his actors was assassinated and he himself was almost kidnapped.
Together with Octavio Getino, Solanas wrote the manifesto "Toward a Third Cinema". Octavio Getino (born in August 6, 1935 in León, Spain) is an Argentine film director who is best known for co-founding along with The Idea of a political Third Cinema, opposed to Hollywood Cinema and European Auteur cinema, inspired film makers in many so-called developing countries. Third Cinema (Tercer Cine is a Latin American film movement of the 1960s-70s which decries Neocolonialism, the capitalist system and the Hollywood
Solanas went into exile in Paris in 1976, only returning to Argentina with the arrival of democracy in 1983. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)
He continued to make political films and was an outspoken critic of Carlos Menem, the Argentine President. Carlos Saúl Menem Akil (born July 2, 1930) was President of Argentina from July 8, 1989 to December 10, 1999 Three days after such a public criticism, on 21 May 1991, Solanas was the victim of a violent attack, shot with two bullets. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Despite dealing with the attack and disability, Solanas became even more involved in politics and stood to be a Senator for Buenos Aires, receiving 7% of the vote in 1992. The Argentine Senate is the upper house of parliament in Argentina. Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern A year later he was elected a National Deputy for the Frente Grande list, although he left the party after a year. The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the National Congress, Argentina 's parliament
Solanas continues to write and direct, including the 2005 film La Dignidad de los Nadies. His son, Juan Solanas, is also a noted film director.
In October, 2007, Solanas was a presidential candidate in the Argentine general election, 2007 for the Authentic Socialist Party. October events and holidays Children's Book Week ( England) - First Week of October National Day ( China People's Republic Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The President of Argentina (full title President of the Argentine Nation, Spanish: Presidente de la Nación Argentina) is the Head of state Argentina held national presidential and legislative elections on 28 October 2007. The Authentic Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Auténtico is a socialist Political party in Argentina.
"the possibility of making a new cinema completely outside the system depends on whether or not filmmakers can transform themselves from 'directors' into total filmmakers. And no one can become a total filmmaker without being a film technician, without being capable of handling the production. "
Bill Nichols is an American historian and theoretician of Documentary film.