Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento
Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento was born in Bogota on April 5, 1987. Nothing predestined him for the cinema and yet, at the age of 19, he left his country for Europe and enrolled at the Fine Arts School in Poitiers with a student visa. It was during his studies that he got closer to cinema and successfully passed the entrance exam to the IAD film school in Belgium.
In 2018, his graduation film Simon cries was spotted on the festival circuit where it circulated extensively.
Between burlesque and sad clown, resignation and ferocity, Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento wants to highlight the feeling of sadness that is too often repressed by Latin American culture.
Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento currently lives in Brussels, awaiting regularization.