He made his first animated short films at age 12, with a Super 8 that was borrowed, and in these short films he uses plasticine dolls that he makes. He studied Communication Sciences at the Universidad Iberoamericana specializing in film. He entered the Cinematographic Training Center and made several animated short films. Before becoming the important fiction filmmaker that he is today, he worked in cartoon since the eighties. He was one of the few who achieved national notoriety through animation (Mala yerba never bites, 1988), especially in the nineties and in particular by El héroe (1993), which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1994 and was transformed into one of the most successful Mexican films of all time. After El héroe, Mexican animation experienced a period of relative splendor. He is also the author of celebrated fiction and other animated films: Sin sostén (1998) and De raíz (2004).
His first fiction feature film was La mujer de Benjamín (1990), which obtains the first place in the contest of prime operas called by the CCC. His feature film Un embrujo (1998), receives the Silver Shell for Best Photography at the San Sebastian Festival, and was nominated for 17 Arieles, winning in the categories of Direction, Art Design, Atmosphere, Set Design, Costumes, Photography , Adapted Film Screenplay, Actress and Actor
ACTIVITIES IN WHICH IT PARTICIPATES
Carlos Carrera's animated retrospective
(Paseo de la Reforma, 51. Bosque de Chapultepec)
Sunday 3 Dec
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
With seven live action films and nine animated short films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best directors of Mexican cinema. He started as an animator at the age of 12 and has written, produced and directed nine animated short films, which will be screened in this retrospective: The prodigal son (1984), A very short film (1988), Malayerba never bites (1988), La pigeon azul ( 1989), Music for two (1990), Amada (1990), Best wishes (1992), The hero (1993) and Root (2004).