Angel holds a degree in Art History (USC) and a Diploma in Film Directing from the Centre d’Estudis Cinematográfics de Catalunya (CECC). In this context he made his first short films: “A.” (2002) and “Septiembre (Los amores jóvenes)” (2004). Back in Galicia he presented “O cazador” (2008), an adaptation of a work by Chekhov, which was considered the most noteworthy short film of the year by Cahiers du Cinéma España magazine..
His career in cenema continued with a new short film “Sara y Juan” (2009), and with a foray into essay with “Fantasmas #1” (2010), to be followed by “Fantasmas#2 (2012)”. In these years he finished his first feature film, “Dos fragmentos/Eva” (2010), followed by “Adolescentes” (2011) an experimental short film project based on a series of filmed portraits.
He 2004 he premiered “Las Altas Presiones”, his second fiction feature film, at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea (BIFF) and in the Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla (SEFF) where he won the “Premio Nuevas Olas” prize for the best film in its category. From that moment the film toured various national and international festivals and was also shown in commercial cinemas around the country in May 2015.
Apart from directing he has worked on various other aspects of other projects (production, writing, editing); from 2005-2010 he participated regularly as a writer for, among others, the digital film critic magazine “Miradas de Cine”. In teaching he has been involved since 2013 in the educational project “Cinema en Curso” (A bao a qu / CGAI). He is also co-founder and artistic director for Novos Cinemas, the International Film Festival of Pontevedra.
CECC / GRUPO CINE ARTE
Ángel Santos Touza
Juan Luis Ruíz
Carlos Rufete, Ana Pau
Sara Pazos, Jahdo González, Arantza Vilar, Xavier Deibe, Alberto Rolán
Carlos Rufete, Ana Pau
A 17 years old teenage girl is spending the last afternoon of summer in a village on the galician coast.
|Septiembre (Los amores jóvenes)||2004||12´||35mm||Drama|
|Anotaciones para "Dos fragmentos / Eva"||2008||7´||DV||Drama|
|Sara y Juan (Los amores jóvenes)||2009||21´||HD||Drama|
|Dos fragmentos / Eva||2011||76´||HD/35mm||Drama|
|Adolescentes (21 retratos filmados)||2011||63´||16mm||Ensayo|
|Las altas presiones||2014||84´||16mm||Drama|
|Camiños de Bardaos||2014||10´||HD||Ensayo||False documentary|