Valeria Sarmiento

Valeria Sarmiento
Born 1948 (age 6768)
Valparaíso, Chile
Occupation Film editor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1972-present

Valeria Sarmiento (born in Valparaíso on October 29,1948) is a Chilean film editor, director and screenwriter. She has worked both in film and television. She has directed 19 feature films and documentaries since 1972. Her debut feature Notre mariage (1984) was a Grand Prix winner for Best New Director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival[1] and her 1991 film Amelia Lópes O'Neill was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.[2] She is the widow of Chilean film director Raúl Ruiz with whom she worked for decades as regular collaborator, editor and writer. She has also edited films for Luc Moullet, Robert Kramer and Ventura Pons and is a Guggenheim Fellow (1988). Her film Lines of Wellington competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[3]


Sarmiento was born in the Chilean municipality of Valparaíso, where she studied film. She married filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (director) in 1969. Four years later they were forced to move to Paris (France).




  1. "Morelia Film Fest".
  2. "Berlinale: 1991 Programme". Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  3. "Venezia 69". labiennale. Retrieved 2012-07-26.

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