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Alberto Iglesias

  • Alberto Iglesias © Kike Para / EL MUNDO

    Alberto Iglesias © Kike Para / EL MUNDO



Film, Music



Date of birth

Jan 1, 1955

"Composer of numerous film sound tracks. Winner of several Goya awards for this work."

Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi was born in San Sebastián in 1955, where he studied composition and counterpoint. He studied piano and composition in Paris. His career in films began with his brother, José Luis, and the director, Montxo Armendáriz. After creating the sound tracks for various feature films, he worked with Julio Médem and Pedro Almodóvar, with whom he won national and international awards. He has been nominated on various occasions for the Oscars in Hollywood in the category of Best Original Soundtrack (in 2005 for ‘The Constant Gardener’, by Fernando Meirelles; in 2007 for ‘The Kite Runner’ and in 2012 for ‘The Mole’). He has also composed various pieces for the National Dance Company.


National Film Award (2007)
Goya Awards (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020)
European Film Awards (2006, 2009, 2012)
Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2017)

Essential works

  • Poster. Talk to Her © EFE

    Talk to Her (music)

    A story by Almodóvar, with two male lead roles, winner of many international awards.

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  • All About My Mother ©EFE

    All About My Mother Europa (music)

    Movie with which Pedro Almodóvar won, among other various awards, an Oscar and Golden Globe for the best film not in the English language. 

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  • Poster. Volver © EFE

    Volver (music)

    Almodóvar has once again gained numerous awards and nominations for this mixture of comedy and drama on guilt and loneliness.

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  • Earth. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Earth (music)

    This story contains many keys into the personal on-screen universe of director Julio Medem.  

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  • Cows. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Cows (music)

    With this original and surprising debut, director Julio Medem secured awards and critical acclaim. 

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Other highlighted works

  • Original Sound Track for “The flower of my secret'”
  • Original Sound Track for “Cows”
  • Original Sound Track for “The Red Squirrel”
  • Cautiva
  • Tabulae
  • Original Sound Track for "The Skin I Live In"

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