Carlos Reygadas is a Mexican film director, writer and producer. He studied law in Mexico City and later specialized in armed conflict law and the use of force in London. After quitting the mexican foreign service he made four short films in Belgium before filming Japón, which was presented at the Rotterdam and the Cannes film festivals in 2002, where it received a Special Mention for the Camera d’Or. The film was coproduced by himself and his long time producing partner, Jaime Romandía. In 2004 they produced Amat Escalante’s first film, Sangre, and have since coproduced the rest of them. In 2005, Reygadas premiered at the Cannes film festival his second film, Battle in Heaven, in Competition. Also at Cannes he was awarded the Jury Prize in 2007 for Silent Light and the Best Director Award for Post Tenebras Lux in 2012. His most recent film, Our Time, will have its world premiere at Venice Film Festival this year.