TO 91 years old old, dead Carlos SauraSpanish film director and director of productions such as mother is 100 years old, Hurry, hurry, Carmen, Bird, flamingos And Elise, my life, among many others. Saura was about to receive the Goya de Honor during the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gala. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual’s career in the film industry.
Of course, the aforementioned organization deplored the sensitive death through Fernando Mendez-Leite, President of the Film Academy:
“The Film Academy is currently very touched by the death of Carlos Saura, one of the greatest directors in the history of Spanish cinema, whose very personal, varied and highly creative work has left an indelible mark on the history of our cinema. culture. Personally, this touched me very much, because I had the pleasure of knowing and dealing with Carlos over the years, whom I considered a teacher and friend.
Unfortunately, Carlos Saura has already had some health problems in the recent past. In September, he canceled his participation in the San Sebastian festival after a fall. His intention was to present his latest film, the walls are talking.
That same month, the Film Academy announced that Carlos Saura would receive the award. Goya Honor 2023. His children, Antonio and Anna Saura, expressed their gratitude on behalf of their father:
“Thanks to the Academy, I receive this award with great joy and enthusiasm. I am 90 years old and will be 91 in January and there are over 50 films between fiction and documentaries that have filled most of my life as a professional: the other was my six sons and my daughter Anna. .”
Carlos Saura himself mentioned that throughout his career he was lucky to shoot not only cinema, but also theater and opera. Except, always showed a great love for drawing and photography. “It is with great joy and gratitude that I accept this award given to me by the Academy, who I also want to thank for the great work they are doing in promoting and protecting our cinema and our culture, which is one of the most important things we have.” , his letter ended.
Carlos Saura was one of the Spanish directors whose work had the greatest impact abroad. The first big step in the internationalization of his work was taken with baysdramatic feature film screened at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or as Best Film.
With this production, Carlos Saura achieved other international successes. Among them are those of Cry, Hunting, Cousin Angelica, Crow breeding and of course Carmen. The latter received three Oscar nominations in 1984 and won Best Foreign Language Film at the BAFTA.
“He endowed cinema with impeccable brushstrokes, a language that his imagination used to tell stories, an expressiveness that only testified to his love for cinema, for art, for culture. We could not understand Spanish cinema without Carlos Saura, without his personal contribution to the cinema of our time. We will forever miss one of the key figures of cinema in our country,” the Film Academy said. In addition, they announced that they will perform a tribute at the Goya Awards on Saturday.
Source: Hiper Textual