Graduated in philosophy. He studied cinematography in the Royal College of Arts in London where he enters in the incredible world of the indie cinema in the 60’-70’. He directed a lot of his own movies and has participated in several shooting of his colleagues and friends. When he came back in Spain he works as a documentaries and publicities director. In the same time he works on feature film where the experiment and the research of the cinematographic language represents a predominant part over the strictly narrative and dramatic parts. Following those years he worked alternatively with his personal cinematographic work, publicity and the direction of big documentaries, like “China: El Drágon Milenario”, “La cocina de los 1000 sabores”, “Estaciones de Europa” or “Danza y canciones del Valle de Dra’a”. Screenwriter, producer and director of several short films and two feature films “Años de Plomo” and “Topología de la Pasión”.
Javier Palmero and Juan Jesús Valverde
The construction of Colonia’s cathedral took six centuries. The legend tells that the devil stoles the plans in a fraudulent pact, he threw a curse at the builder, called Gerhad. More than seven centuries after, in a basement, a lonely man, is building the perfect replica of the Colonia’s Cathedral. One night he will receive a strange visit.
– MINISTERIO DE CULTURA: Best short film award (1986)
– IV MUESTRA DE CINE CIUDAD DE MÁLAGA: First prize in the short film category (1987).
– IMAFIC VIII Festival International de Cine de Madrid (1987)
– Festival de Cine ALCANCES. Cádiz 1987
|The hidden door||1973||16'20"||16mm|
|Canciones llanas de la amarga tierra||1976||15'||35mm||Animation|
|La muerte del constructor de catedrales||1986||10'||35mm||Fiction||Drama|
|El Dragon Milenario (Documentary Serie)||1994||6h30||Digital||Documentary|
|La cocina de los 1000 sabores||1996||58'||Digital||Documentary|
|El último viaje del mogador||2005||22'30"||Digital||Animation|
|Años de plomo||2015||87'||Digital||Fiction||Drama|
|Topología de la pasión||2016||87'||Digital||Fiction||Drama|