MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
LUIS MANDOKI (Director),
a native of Mexico, began his career as a student successively
at the San Francisco Art Institute, the London International Film
School and the London College School of Film.
Following several award-winning short films, Motel marked
his directorial feature film debut. Mandoki received international
acclaim (and actress Norma Aleandro received an Academy Award
nomination) for Gaby, A True Story, a poignant study of
a woman suffering with cerebral palsy and her remarkable relationship
with her caretaker (Aleandro); Mandoki also wrote and produced
the film. His first American film was White Palace, starring
Susan Sarandon and James Spader. He next directed the Garson Kanin
classic Born Yesterday, with Melanie Griffith, John Goodman
and Don Johnson. He most recently directed When a Man Loves
a Woman, a drama about a marriage between an alcoholic and
her caring husband, which starred Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.
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