Santiago Mitre, Argentinian film director, is renowned for his impressive career, especially his film "Argentina, 1985". Prior to this success, in 2004 he co-directed "El amor (1ª parte)", his first feature film, and then began writing for film and television from 2006 onwards.
In 2011, he achieved a milestone with his film "El Estudiante", which participated in numerous festivals and received several awards, including the Special Jury Prize and the ADF Award at BAFICI, as well as the Special Jury Prize at Cineasti del Presente in Locarno. In 2015, he arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with "La Patota", winning the prestigious Nespresso Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film among the Cannes parallel sections. In 2017, he presented "La Cordillera" at the Cannes Film Festival, with a good reception and the recognition of the ARTE Award for best screenplay from l'Atelier de la Cinéfondation.
The high point of his career came with "Argentina, 1985", which premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI international critics' award for best film. It also won recognition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and was selected as one of the 5 best international films of 2022 by the National Board of Review. It also received the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards and was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film at the 95th Academy Awards.