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Agustín Díaz Yanes

  • Agustín Díaz Yanes © Quique Fidalgo / EL MUNDO

    Agustín Díaz Yanes © Quique Fidalgo / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


" Screenwriter and film director. “Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead” was his successful debut as a film director in the 1990s."

Born in Madrid in 1950, he graduated in History at Complutense University. He began to work as a literary critic. At the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s, he worked as a screenplay writer for such films as “Baton Rouge”, “Demasiado corazón” and “Belmonte”. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first film, “Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead”, which won eight Goya Awards in 1996. In 2001, he wrote and directed “Don't Tempt Me”, a film that had eleven Goya Award nominations. In 2006, he brought “Alatriste” to the screen, based on the famous saga by Arturo Pérez Reverte, with an international cast headed by Viggo Mortensen. In 2008, he wrote and directed “Just Walking”.


Goya Best Film Award (1996)
Goya Best Screenplay Award (1996)

Essential works

  • Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (direction, script)

    Agustín Díaz Yanes's debut as a director is an intense thriller, with extreme characters, which was very successful at the Goya Awards and the San Sebastián International Festival.

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Other highlighted works

  • Don't Tempt Me
  • Alatriste
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