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Federico Gutiérrez Larraya

  • Federico G. Larraya © EFE

    Federico G. Larraya © EFE






Date of birth


"He is considered to be one Spain's foremost directors of photography, and has worked on such emblematic Spanish films as 'La cabina'."

Federico Gutiérrez-Larraya Planas was born in Madrid in 1919. He started working in film in 1940 as a collaborator on the NO-DO newsreels. In 1950 he made his debut as director of photography and throughout the 60s and 70s he managed to accumulate over 50 titles on his curriculum. He worked with directors of the stature of Julio Salvador, Pedro Luis Ramírez and José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, among others. 'Apartado de correos 1001' (1950), 'El tigre de Chamberí' (1958), 'El alma serena' (1969) and 'Don Erre que Erre' (1970) are just a few of the titles on which he worked as director of photography. For television he shot such well-known programmes as 'La casa de los Martínez' and 'Historias para no dormir'. He was also director of photography on the famous film by Antonio Mercero entitled 'La cabina' (1972).


Honorary Goya Award (1996)

Essential works

  • The Telephone Box © EFE

    The Telephone Box (photography)

    An internationally acclaimed television production. Starting from a simple situation, it manages to create an anguished, unsettling story, with a shocking end.

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