Gael García Bernal
The versatile Gael García Bernal who began his acting career as a child, was already achieving heartthrob status in his teens in Mexican telenovelas. A major movie star now, he has worked with some of the most interesting and prestigious directors worldwide, including Pedro Almodóvar, Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Michel Gondry. His roles in acclaimed movies such as Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Science of Sleep, The King, Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries have earned him enormous success and many nominations for prestigious awards. A well-respected actor, García Bernal is also a producer and director. His political and moral stands are backed by active contribution to humanitarian causes and organizations. It is a true pleasure to screen the compelling film he has chosen for our audience this year, an all-round winner, Miss Bala.