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Gonzalo Suárez

  • Gonzalo Suárez © Benito Pajares / EL MUNDO

    Gonzalo Suárez © Benito Pajares / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


"Film director and writer. He is one of the most important figures on the cultural scene in Spain."

He was born in Oviedo in 1934, but the family moved to Madrid in 1936, where they were overtaken by the Civil War. He studied Philosophy and Arts. His first job was as journalist on the ‘Noticiario Universal’, mainly on the sports pages. His cinema debut came with ‘Ditirambo’ (1967), which was a precursor to the Barcelona School. He started working in a type of cinema far removed from what is normally shown, but box-office flops meant that he had to return to more commercial films. These include ‘La Regenta’, ‘Epilogue’, ‘Rowing with the wind’ and ‘The detective and death’. As well as films, he wrote several books, starting in 1963 with his novel ‘De cuerpo presente’.


Silver Shell for Best Director at the International San Sebastian Film Festival (1988)
National Film Award (1991)
Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts
Knight of Arts and Letters

Essential works

  • Epilogue © EFE

    Epílogo (direction, script)

    Film director, Gonzalo Suárez, also wrote the two novels that are the source for this film: “Gorilla in Hollywood” and “Rocabruno beats Ditirambo”.

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  • What Have I Done to Deserve This? © EFE

    What have i done to deserve this? (interpretation)

    This comedy by Pedro Almodóvar combines surrealist humour and devastating moments, with a touch of film noir.

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Other highlighted works

  • La Regenta
  • Rowing with the wind

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