Diego Luna

Year of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2018 Mexican Feature Film Section

Actor, director, and producer of theater, film, and television. He gained international recognition in 2001 for his role in the film Y tu mamá también, directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Since then, he has participated in over 30 film productions, both in Mexico and in Spain, the US, the UK, and Germany; he has worked with directors such as David Trueba, Kevin Costner, Steven Spielberg, Harmony Korine, Gus van Sant, and Woody Allen. In 2007, he directed his first feature-length film, J. C. Chávez, a documentary on the legendary Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. This directorial project was followed by Abel (2010), premiered at Sundance and part of the Official Selection in Cannes, and Mr. Pig (2016), also premiered at Sundance. In 2016, he participated in the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One, expanding his activity in the English-speaking world.

In addition to his acting career, Luna is also involved with various causes that have a social impact. Such is the case of Ambulante, a traveling festival that promotes intercultural exchange through documentary film; he co-founded it in 2005, along with Gael García Bernal, Pablo Cruz, and Elena Fortes.

Recently, in collaboration with his partner Gael García Bernal, he launched La Corriente del Golfo, a company dedicated to the production of film, theater, television, and community projects.