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Carlos Saura

4 January 1932 to 10 February 2023

A Spanish writer-director, who was widely considered one of Spain’s leading filmmakers. Carlos Saura won a BAFTA for his adaptation of the Carmen (1983) story, shared with producer Emiliano Piedra, but it was on the festival circuit, particularly Cannes and Berlin, where his films scored highly. He was nominated eight times for the Palme d’Or and won the Jury Prize for La prima Angélica (aka Cousin Angelica, 1974), the Grand Prize for Cría cuervos... (Raise Ravens, 1976) and both the Technical Grand Prize and Best Artistic Contribution for Carmen. At Berlin, he won the Golden Bear for Deprisa, deprisa (1981) and was nominated a further five times, and won the Silver Bear twice, for La caza (The Hunt, 1966) and Peppermint Frappé (1967).

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