Sebastián Lelio was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He is a graduate of the Film School of Chile. A director, writer and editor, his films have participated in festivals such as Cannes, Toronto and San Sebastian. His filmography includes The Sacred Family (2005), which screened in over one hundred festivals, Christmas (2009), The Year of the Tiger (2011) and the internationally acclaimed Gloria (2013), which obtained a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale. A Fantastic Woman was nominated best foreign language feature at the 2018 Academy Awards.