Madrid (EFE) one of the greatest Spanish filmmakers in history.
The wake will begin at 12 noon and is expected to last until eight in the afternoon.
The director of emblematic titles of Spanish cinema, such as “Cría cuervos”, “La caza” or “Flamenco” died on the eve of receiving the Goya of Honor from the Film Academy at the ceremony that took place on Saturday at the Andalucía Auditorium in Seville.
The award was collected on his behalf by his widow, the actress Eulalia Ramón, and two of their seven children, Antonio and Anna, at the opening of a gala that turned emotionally towards the Aragonese director and in which the current generation of filmmakers claimed his influence and his legacy.
The Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise
A photographer, draftsman and writer, as well as a filmmaker, versatile, restless and hyperactive until the last moments of his life, Saura released the documentary “Las paredes hablan” in theaters a week ago, in which he proposes a journey from rock art to the contemporary graffiti and traces the origin of the artistic drive.
In addition, next Wednesday the show “Lorca por Saura” will premiere at the Teatro Infanta Isabel in Madrid, his latest creation, in which the singer India Martínez makes her debut as an actress and gets into the skin of the poet.
It is a theatrical show that encompasses all the artistic disciplines that Saura has cultivated: music, photography, painting, dance and cinema.
«The gulfs», «The hunt», «Peppermint Frappé», «Ana and the wolves», «Cousin Angélica», «Mom turns one hundred years old», «Hurry, hurry», «Carmen», «Elisa my life» or “Goya in Bordeaux”, are some of the more than 50 films that are part of his legacy.
During his career he won international awards such as the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for “La caza” and “Peppermint Frappé” or the Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “La prima Angélica”. .
He also won the Goya for best director and best adapted screenplay for “¡Ay, Carmela!” and the Gold Medal of the Film Academy in 1992.
The Council of Ministers will award him the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise tomorrow Tuesday for “his indisputable contribution to Spanish culture and art” and for being “one of the great essential artists in the history of Spain.”