A film that brings us closer to the behind-the-camera work of one of the most significant figures of Spanish cinema, both for his career (spanning more than five decades and contributing a highly personal glance at the social and political life of all those years) and for the wide range of topics that he has addressed in his films: nearly 20 titles, to which we must add his work for Spain’s public broadcaster TVE, where he reflected his character, obsessions and personality, his unique take on life and his understanding of cinema.
Born in San Sebastian, he wrote and directed at a young age the short films Tres minutos and Nora, before shooting in 1995 El ángel de mármol. After signing the animated scripts Tártaro el cíclope and Olentzero, la leyenda del Pirineo (nominated for a Goya Award in 2002), he wrote and directed the short fiction film Jardines deshabitados, premiered at the Gijón Festival. In 2004 he made his long-feature debut with the movie Cold Winter Sun, winner of the Goya Award for Best New Director. In 2006 he shot Nobody’s Shadow, his second feature film, before directing several chapters of the television series Hispania, la leyenda in 2011. In 2014 he directed Lasa y Zabala, his third feature, which premiered out of competition in the Official Section of the San Sebastian Festival, and in 2017 he directed the short film Late for Break Time.
Monday 21: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 7:15 p.m.