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José Luis García Sánchez

  • José Luis García Sánchez © Javi Martínez / EL MUNDO

    José Luis García Sánchez © Javi Martínez / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Film

 

 

Date of birth

Sep 22, 1941
  


"Screenwriter, film and theatre director. Although he is best known for his facet of director, he is also one of Spain's most respected and award-winning scriptwriters."

He was born in Salamanca in 1941 and graduated in law and sociology. After writing and directing various short films, he made his debut in 1973 with 'El love feroz'. In 1978 he was awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival International for 'Las truchas'. In the 1980s he began to write screenplays in partnership with Rafael Azcona. Their first project together was 'La corte de Faraón' (1985), which received the Silver Shell award at the San Sebastián Film Festival. The adaptation of the work by Valle-Inclán, 'Tirano Banderas', earned him the Goya award for the best adapted screenplay. He has also directed theatre, including the production of 'The kiss of the spider woman' by Manuel Puig. In 1998 he toured Spain with 'Las últimas lunas', by Furio Bordon.

Awards

Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival (1978)
Silver Shell award at the San Sebastián Film Festival for best director (1985)
Goya award for the best original screenplay (1993)
Goya award for the best adapted screenplay (1994)
 

Essential works

  • Trout © EFE

    Trout (direction, script)

    A metaphor for the social situation of Spain in its day, the film won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Other highlighted works

  • La corte de Faraón
  • Tirano Banderas
  • Los muertos no se tocan, nene
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