DACIL MANRIQUE DE LARA
Dácil Manrique de Lara was born in Gran Canaria. She moved to Madrid where she studied advertising, photography and painting. She began her professional career in the art department on film and television productions. Since 2012, she has directed numerous TV commercials for agencies such as McCann Ericsson and Saatchi & Saatchi among others, video-clips for artists like Luz Casal, Amparanoia and Macaco, as well as video-art works, quickly becoming one of the foremost female directors of the moment. She has won various prizes and nominations at advertising film festivals like the Young Directors Award at Cannes, SICAF, Animamundi and RestFest. The Last Archer is her first feature film and it was selected in Toronto at Hot Docs Canadian International Festival in 2020 being the top 20 of the best feature film between 140 films.