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Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
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Monteverde at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
Born
José Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

13 July 1977 (1977-07-13) (age 44)
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Occupation Director
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s)
Ali Landry (m. 2006)
Children 3

José Alejandro Gómez Monteverde (born 13 July 1977) is a Mexican film director. His first film, Bella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”.

The director of the Department of Citizenship gave Monteverde the "American by Choice" award for Bella's positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.

Bella

Monteverde wrote and directed Bella, a film that took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”.

Little Boy

Monteverde directed and co-wrote Little Boy, a film set during World War II, released in 2015.

Personal life

Monteverde married American actress Ali Landry on 8 April 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They have three children: a daughter born in July 2007, and sons born in October 2011, and July 2013, named Valentin Francesco. Valentin's middle name was inspired by Pope Francis, as Landry and Monteverde met him while she was pregnant and he blessed the baby.

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