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Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas (16 February 1936 – 6 November 2020) was an Argentine movie director, screenwriter, and politician. He was known for directing La hora de los hornos (The Hour of the Furnaces) (1968), Tangos: el exilio de Gardel (1985), Sur (1988), El viaje (1992), and Memoria del saqueo (2004).

He was National Senator representing the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires for six years from 2013 to 2019. He was a member of the Proyecto Sur. In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for President of Argentina.

Solanas was born in Buenos Aires. From 1976 to 1983, he lived in exile in Paris. He returned when the country became democratic. Solanas died of COVID-19 on 6 November 2020 in Paris, aged 84.

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