Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (Buenos Aires, 1924 - 1978) is one of the most important and representative filmmakers of Argentine cinema, with a filmography of 42 titles. In 1974, his film Boquitas was released and won the Special Prize of the Jury and the Silver Shell at the San Sebastian Festival. In 1975, he made his last film, Piedra Libre. A few days after the military coup in March 1976, Nilsson announced his intention to leave the country. He died September 8, 1978.