FILM DIRECTOR. EDITOR.
(Vigo, Spain, 1986). Álvaro Gago studies audiovisual communication and music in Galicia, theatre in Chicago and filmmaking at the London Film School where he graduates in 2013 with the film Curricán, which picked up Best Director at Curtocircuito and Best Film at Cans Film Festival. In London, he establishes himself as a film editor, founds the Galician Film Forum and teaches film at the Young For Film School.
In 2017 he directs Matria which was a 2019 Goya nominee and received the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. That same year he edits Trote, Xacio Baño’s first feature film, which had its world premiere at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival and premiered nationally at the 2018 San Sebastián Film Festival, and In Memoriam, Marcos Merino’s second feature film, which premiere at the 2018 Seville European Film Festival picking up ‘Best Spanish Film’ within the New Waves Non-Fiction category.
His follow up short film, 16 de decembro, premiered internationally at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival. He is currently developing his first feature film script titled Algo parecido á felicidade.