Felipe Cazals (born 28 July 1937) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer his parents were from France but he is registered as born in Mexico, D. F. His wife is Rosa Eugenia Báez de Cazals. Together with Arturo Ripstein is considered in Mexico one of the most representative film directors of his generation. His masterworks Las Inocentes (1986), Las Poquianchis (1976), El Apando (1976) and Canoa (1976), make him considered to be one of the most creative and bitter-critic filmmaker in the history of Latin-American movies. Canoa was entered into the26th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize. His 1973 film Aquellos años was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Special Prize.