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Agustí Villaronga

  • Agustí Villaronga © Domenec Umbert / EL MUNDO

    Agustí Villaronga © Domenec Umbert / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


"Film director, screenwriter and actor. Villaronga's screen adaptation of the novel 'Pa negre' by Emili Teixidor has brought him critical acclaim and public recognition."

Born in Palma de Mallorca in 1953, Agustí obtained his degree in Art History at the University of Barcelona. His began combining work as a professor of visual image, film critic and artistic direction in the theatre. In addition, he has worked as an actor in various film and theatre productions. After directing various short films, his first full length film 'Tras el cristal' opened in 1987. With 'El niño de la luna', he won a Goya award for best original screenplay. In 2000, one of his most personal works, 'El mar', obtained the Manfred Salzberg Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Villaronga's filmography has generally been distinguished by its distance from commercial circuits. In 2002, together with Isaac P. Racine and Lydia Zimmermann, he made the film 'Aro Tolbujhin. En la mente del asesino', an audiovisual experiment mixing styles, genres and film formats. The film 'Pa negre' (2010) brought him major success, and won nine Goyas awards.


Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay (1989)
Gaudí Award for Best Director (2010)
Goya Award for Best Director (2011)
Goya award for the best adapted screenplay (2011)
National Film Award (2011)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2021)

Essential works

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    Black Bread (direction, script)

    A film set in rural post-Civil War Catalonia, the winner of numerous prizes at the Goya Awards.

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Other highlighted works

  • Anta Mujer
  • Al Mayurka
  • Laberint
  • Tras el Cristal
  • El Niño de la Luna
  • El Mar
  • El Pasajero Clandestino
  • 99,9
  • Aro Tolbujhin. En la Mente del Asesino
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