Jorge León

Profile

Director Jorge León studied film at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels, where he soon became interested in the practice of documentary-making. He has crossed paths with many performing artists including Olga De Soto, Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre and Simone Aughterlony, leading to numerous joint artistic projects. His most recent productions, the films Before we go (2014), Vous êtes servis (2009) and 10 min. (2009) have been widely screened on the international festival circuit and have garnered numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize, the prix de la critique internationale, in 2015, and the SACD/SCAM Prize for best documentary. Parallel to the screening of Vous êtes servis at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels León presented Deserve, a play created together with Simone Aughterlony. They continued their collaboration with the production UNI*FORM (2015, Theater Spektakel, Zürich) and Mitra, which premiered in May 2018 during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. The script of his documentary film Mitra was awarded a prize by FIDLAB Marseille. Mitra was also one of the winners of the 2018 Music Theatre NOW competition.