Since his studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano, in Buenos Aires, Enrique Collar (1964, Paraguay) works as a painter. Since 1997, his artistic concerns have turned to the audiovisual as well. He then wrote, produced and directed several short fiction and documentary films. In 2002, he finished Miramenometokéi, his first fiction feature film, which he made in Paraguay. Novena is his second fiction feature film.