Álvaro Bretal was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires. He is an advanced student of Sociology at University of La Plata. As a film critic he has collaborated in digital magazines such as La Cueva de Chauvet, Détour, Tierra en trance and Caligari, IndieHearts and Marcha. In 2016 he collaborated in the book “La imagen primigenia” by Editorial Malisia. In 2019 he edited the book “Giallo: crime, sexuality and style in Italian genre cinema”. He currently works as the director of Editorial Rutemberg publishing company.