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Benjamin Naishtat


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  • Nationality: Argentina


Benjamín Naishtat was born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He studied at the Universidad del Cine. A writer and director, his feature film debut, Historia de Miedo world premiered in 2015 at Berlinale’s Official Competition, playing in more than 30 film festivals afterwards including San Sebastián, BAFICI, MoMA’s New Directors/New Films, San Francisco (New Director’s Awards) and Wroclaw New Horizons (FIPRESCI award). El Movimiento, his second feature film, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2015 and went on to win the Jury’s Special Prize in Valdivia Film Festival, Best Film at the Competition fo the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, and was the Opening Film at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical New Latin American 2016. Rojo is his third feature.