Born in 1946. Lives and works in Bogota.
Guillermo Álvarez, a Columbian with a background in theatre and film, worked in the Stockholm subway in the 1970s. During the same period he also attended film school Dramatiska institutet. After studying in New York the filmmaker lived in Paris before ending up in Stockholm.
Álvarez was one of the founding members of film co-operative Cineco (Cinecoperativo), where artists were joined by a need to make their voices heard. At the time, the filmmakers faced problems of there not being any room for multilingual films.