Based on the true story of two Spanish police officers killed by suspected Basque separatists in France, Jaime Rosales’ Tiro En La Cabeza looks to be a fascinating experiment in film making. Shot from the perspective of an outside observer the camera follows an unknown man as though it were stalking him, shooting through open doorways, windows etc and simply observing his daily life, never coming close enough to hear what might be said.
Jaime Rosales (Barcelona, 1970) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and film producer.
He spent three years in Cuba studying cinema at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in La Habana, and later at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney, (Australia).
He did several successful short films before his long film debut with Las horas del día that received the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes film festival. In 2007 filmed his second film, La soledad.
His cinema is influenced by Robert Bresson or Yasujiro Ozu, he shows fragments of lives with ascetic forms and still shots. He won the Goya Award for Best Director for La soledad, film that received the Goya for Best Film too.
His upcoming film Dream and Silence has been selected to be screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. —Wikipedia