Mary Jiménez is originally from Peru. Firstly, she studied architecture in Lima and then, after her graduation, she studied production at the INSAS in Belgium. During her career as a film director, she has also taught film production in Belgium, Cuba and Switzerland. Her first full-length feature film, Piano Bar, won the arthouse film award. Since then she has directed around a dozen films selected at several festivals (Toronto, San Sébastian, Montreal, Berlin-Forum, Cinéma du Réel, Visions du Réel Nyon). The Dei Popoli Festival devoted a retrospective of her work in 2015.
Source: Tarantula Belgium - 2016