“21 Grams” & “Babel” Screenwriter To Discuss His Craft At King’s College London In June

Raindance Film Festival, in association with Mediacine and the Centre for Mexican Studies at King’s College, presents a masterclass with one of the most original voices in storytelling and screenwriting, Guillermo Arriaga.


The Oscar® nominated screenwriter behind films such as Amores Perros, Babel and 21 Grams will discuss his craft during two exclusive sessions presented by Raindance on June 4 and June 5 at King’s College, University of London on Strand.

In the masterclass, Guillermo Arriaga will discuss complex and advanced methods and principles of story, structure, dramatic tension, character development and scene design, giving avid screenwriters the chance to learn first-hand from an industry expert.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Arriaga first came to prominence in Mexico as a novelist. His works, rife with his trademark sense of humour and irony, have been translated in 18 languages. As a screenwriter he has collaborated with director Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revernant), while his screenplay for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, also won Arriaga the prestigious Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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