Agustí Villaronga Riutort is a Balearic Spanish film director, screenwriter and actor.
Agustí Villaronga was born on 4 March 1953 in Palma, his grandparents had been itinerant puppeteers and his father was a child of the Spanish Civil War, a fact that would resurface repeatedly in the director's filmography. Since childhood, his father encouraged his love for films and from early in his life he wanted to become a film director. He worked as an actor and made some shorts. Villaronga made his directorial debut in 1986 with the film Tras el cristal, which was selected by the Berlin film festival receiving critical praise and many awards.
Now he is one of the most personal and secret voices of the European cinema. Always ground-breaking, he shifts through the bravest and most unyielding paths. Sometimes he moves across genre film but he usually overflows it exploring with rigour little known territories, placing himself on the side of evil and death as an exorcism and a profound reflection. His films have been selected, and awarded, on festivals such as Berlín, Cannes, Montreal, San Sebastián, Tokyo… and twice selected to represent España and México at the Oscars.