Carlos Carrera was born in Mexico City in 1962. He studied Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana and film direction at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC). Since the eighties, he has directed animation shorts whose quality has attracted much attention. The CCC´s Opera Prima (First Feature) Contest allowed him to debut in fiction with La mujer de Benjamín, winner of Mexico´s Ariel prize for Best First Feature and nominated for Best Film, Story-line, and Screenplay in 1992. His animation short El héroe (1993) was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and the Ariel for Best Animated Short Film in 1994. In 1996, he received the Ariel for Best Film and Best Director for Sin remitente, and in 1999 won the Ariel for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Un embrujo. His works are characterized for delving into the dark side of the human condition.
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