Rubén Rojo was born in Mexico City in 1984. Raised in a family of actors, he had the opportunity to act since he was 8 years old in Mexican theater and cinema, winning best young performance by the Mexican Critics Association of Theatre with the play El cuchara de oro
in 2001. Later he studied film directing in the Mexican Russian Institute, besides taking several courses, including a directing actors workshop at the International School of Film and Television of Cuba. In 2007 he won the National Short Film Competition to produce Northern Highway, shortfilm which was awarded with more than 10 prizes in various national and international festivals, including the Silver Goddess for best Mexican short film awarded by the Mexican Film Critics Association. In 2009 he was co-producer of the documentary film Ellas
a co-production between Spain, Uruguay and Mexico which won the Silver Biznaga recognition Women's Rights in the Film Festival of Malaga, Spain 2010; And the Malvinas Award in the Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy 2010. In 2015, he released his first documentary feature as a director: The Nightingale and Night. Chavela Vargas sings to Lorca
, in the Guadalajara International Film Festival, competing for the award for best Mexican film. The film narrates the transition from Chavela Vargas to death and his mystical encounter with Federico García Lorca, the poet who dedicated her last year of life.
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