Juan Pablo Rebella

Juan Pablo Rebella (born Montevideo, 1974 - died July 5, 2006) was an Uruguayan film director and screenwriter. He attended the Catholic University of Uruguay where he studied social communication, it was here that he started to direct short films and his collaboration with fellow student Pablo Stoll first began. After graduating in 1999 he and Stoll started work on their first feature film, 25 Watts (2001), it went on to win several international awards: Best Feature Film Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Best 1st Feature Film Award at the Havana Film Festival, and the FIPRESCI Award and Best Male Actor Award at the Independent Film Festival Buenos Aires. In 2004 Rebella and Stoll released their second feature film Whisky, at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and opened to critical acclaim, winning the Regard Original Award. Whisky also won the Sundance Film Festival's NHK International Filmmakers Award for Latin-America. Rebella also acted in the short film 8 horas, released in 2006. Rebella shot himself in 2006 at the age of 32.



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