Lucía Puenzo was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After studying literature, film and theatre, she published the novels El Niño Pez (2004), 9 minutos (2005), La maldición de Jacinta Pichimahuida (2007), lafuria de la langosta (2010) and Wakolda (2011), all translated in more than fifteen languages. Her first feature film XXY won the Critics’ Grand Prize in Cannes Film Festival 2007 and a Goya for Best Foreign Film. Her second film THE FISH CHILD opened the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival 2009. WAKOLDA is her third film.
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