Jorge Fons Biography
Jorge Fons Pérez was a Mexican film director. He was born on April 23, 1939, and passed away on September 22, 2022.
He was a member of the very first group of filmmakers to graduate from the UNAM. His short film, “Caridad,” which was released in 1973, is still regarded as one of the finest works of Mexican cinema. Rojo amanecer (1989) and El callejón de los milagros (1995) are two of the most important films in his filmography. Both of these films are based on the homonymous book written by Naguib Mahfouz in 1947 titled Midaq Alley ( ), and both of these films break the traditional pattern of linear plots in films.
At the 27th Berlin International Film Festival, his film Los albailes took home the Silver Bear for Best Foreign Language Film.
At the 45th Berlin International Film Festival in 1995, his film “El callejón de los milagros” was awarded a Special Mention for Best Foreign Language Film.
On the 22nd of September 2022, Fons passed away in Mexico City at the age of 83.
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