Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A leading Mexican writer-director since the late 1970s, Hermosillo attracted widespread attention with his fourth feature, "Passion According to Berenice" (1977), and has since enjoyed a string of commercial and ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1941 in Aguascalientes, MX

Filmography

other (31)

Amor Libre 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Confidencias 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Confidencias 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Corazon de la Noche 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

El Corazon de la Noche 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Cumpleaños del Perro 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

La Verdadera Vocation de Magdalena 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Matinee 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Naufragio 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Escrito en el Cuerpo de la Noche 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Escrito en el Cuerpo de la Noche 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Esmeralda Comes By Night 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Esmeralda Comes By Night 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Esmeralda Comes By Night 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

La Tarea Prohibida 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

El Verano de la Senora Forbes 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Verano de la Senora Forbes 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Intimidades en un Cuarto de Bano 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Intimidades en un Cuarto de Bano 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Tarea 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

La Tarea 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clandestino destino 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clandestino destino 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Dona Herlinda y su hijo 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dona Herlinda y su hijo 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Maria de Mi Corazon 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

La Pasion segun Berenice 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Las Aparencias Enganan 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Las Aparencias Enganan 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Las Aparencias Enganan 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

El Señor de Osanto 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A leading Mexican writer-director since the late 1970s, Hermosillo attracted widespread attention with his fourth feature, "Passion According to Berenice" (1977), and has since enjoyed a string of commercial and critical successes. His work typically examines the fear of loneliness and the foibles of the Mexican middle classes. Probably his best-known film in the United States is the hilarious "Dona Herlinda y su hijo/Dona Herlinda and Her Son" (1984), the first gay-themed film made in Mexico and the best-selling Mexican film to date on the American video market.

Hermosillo collaborated with novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on the screenplays for "Maria de Mi Corazon/Mary My Dearest" (1979) and "El Verano de la Senora Forbes/The Summer of Miss Forbes" (1988). Several of his films have taken a decidedly offbeat approach to character exposition, notably "Intimidades en un Cuarto de Bano/Bathroom Intimacies" (1990), a study of a family in crisis revealed through the bathroom habits of its members; and the erotic "La Tarea/Homework" (1990), a film shot in four days with long takes interrupted only for reel changes, about a female film student who records a sexual encounter with her ex-husband.

EDUCATION

Centro Universitario

attended in the late 1960s and early 70s

Milestones

1977

Achieved international recognition and popularity with "Passion According to Berenice"

1970

Directed first feature film, "La verdadera vocacion de Magdalena/The True Vocation of Magdalena"

1968

Made the 16mm short feature "Our Folk"

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