MANUEL GUTIÉRREZ ARAGÓN
Screenwriter, director, producer and writer, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón is graduated in philosophy and linguistic. He also graduated from the Oficial School of Cinematography in 1970. Member of the Royal Academy of Arts of San Fernando, he has received several honorary awards included, the National Award of Cinematography (2004), Gold Award from the Spanish Academy of Cinema (2013), the Medal of Merit from the Fines Arts (2013), and the Cinematography Award from the International University of Menéndez Pelayo (2014).
He has an impressive filmography which included feature films, short films, documentaries and TV series. His first film “Habla, mudita” (Speak, Little Mute Girl, 1973) received the Critics Prize of the Berlin Festival and was nominated for the Oscars. His second work “Camada negra” (1977) received the Grand Prize from the Berlin Festival and the Golden Bear for best direction. He also wrote the screenplays of “Las Truchas” and “Corazón solitario” with José Luis García Sánchez, “Furtivos” directed by José Luis Borau and “Las largas vacaciones del 36” directed by Jaime Camino.
In 1979, he starts directing in theater with an adaptation of Peter Weiss of “El Proceso” from Franz Kafka. He continues en 1982 with the play “Morirás de otra cosa” which he wrote and directed for the National Dramatic Center. In 1998, he takes the stage direction of two operas based on texts by Federico García Lorca “El rey de Harlem” and “Don Perlimplín”.
He also received awards for others of his feature films, “Sonámbulos” (direction and screenplay, 1978), “El corazón del bosque” (direction, 1978), “Maravillas” (direction and screenplay, 1981), “Demonios en el jardín” (direction and screenplay, 1982), “La mitad del cielo” (direction and screenplay, 1986) and “Cosas que dejé en La Habana” (direction and screenplay, 1998).
He also worked for television. In 1985, he has participated with Emilia Pardo Bazán at the screenplay of “Los pazos de Ulloa” directed by Gonzalo Suárez. In 1991, he directed for TVE (Spanish TV) the five episodes of “El Quijote” based on the first part of the book by Miguel de Cervantes. The screenplay was written by Camilo José Cela and the roles were played by Fernando Rey and Alfredo Landa. In 2002, he directed the second part of the book “El caballero don Quijote” which this time was released in theaters. The roles were played by Juan Luis Garliado and Carlos Iglesias. In 2003, he wrote and directed for TV the serie “Andalucía es de cine”.
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón is also a novelist and author. He published “Películas imposibles” in 2008, “La vida antes de marzo” in 2009 which won the Prize Herralde, “Gloria mía” in 2012, “Cuando el frio llegue al corazón” in 2013, and “A los actores” in 2015.
Manuel Gutierrez Aragón
Miguel Buñuel, José María Cañete, Miky Gordillo, Eva Montero, Justino Moro, Ricardo Palacios, Rosanna Torres
Pablo G. del Amo
|Hansel y Gretel||1969||36'|
|El último día de la humanidad||1969||14'|
|Camada negra||1977||89'||Fiction||Drama, crime|
|El corazón del bosque||1979||100'||Fiction|
|Cuentos para una escapada (Segment Pruebas para niños)||1981|
|Demonios en el jardín||1982||97'||Fiction||Drama|
|La noche más hermosa||1984||90'||Fiction||Drama|
|La mitad del cielo||1986||127'||Fiction||Drama|
|El Don Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (Serie TV)||1991-1992||Fiction||Comedy|
|El rey del río||1995||103'||Fiction||Drama|
|Las cosas que dejé en la Havana||1997||110'||Fiction||Comedy drama|
|El caballero Don Quijote||2002||122'||Fiction||Comedy drama|
|Andalucía es de cine (TV Mini serie)||2003||Documentary|
|La vida que te espera||2004||100'||Fiction||Drama|
|Una rosa de francia||2006||100'||Fiction||Drama, crime|
|Todos estamos invitados||2008||80'||Fiction||Drama, horror|