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Diego Céspedes

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Diego Céspedes



Diego Céspedes is a chilean filmmaker. Born in 1995, he studied Film & Television at Universidad de Chile. He worked as a cinematographer and editor on several shorts in college, such as "Non Castus", which received special mention at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2018, he wrote and directed his first short, "The Summer of the Electric Lion", which won the Cinéfondation First Prize at Cannes Film Festival. Today, he's working on his first feature film, “The Mysterious Gaze of the Flamingo", which takes place during the onset of an AIDS crisis in 1980s Chile.

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