Carlos Saura: Multiple Berlinale winner died
Multiple Berlinale winner died
Director Carlos Saura has died at the age of 91. Just a few months ago he was awarded the Goya de Honor.
The filmmaker Carlos Saura (1932-2023) is dead. He is according to the Spanish Film Academy in Madrid passed away on February 10 at the age of 91 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
A great director of Spanish cinema
One mourns Saura, who, according to Academy President Fernando Méndez-Leite, was one of the most important directors in the history of Spanish cinema, which he had a lasting influence on. He himself knew the deceased personally and regarded him as a friend.
Saura was only awarded the Goya de Honor award last October. During his long career, the director received many other awards. In 1966 (“Die Jagd”) and in 1968 (“Pefferminz Frappe”) he received a Silver Bear from the Berlinale for best director. In 1981 the Golden Bear followed for “Los, Tempo!”.
As a director, he was responsible for around 50 works, many of the screenplays he wrote himself. One of his best-known films is “Carmen” from 1983, for which he was also nominated for an Oscar.