José Luis Garci


José Luis Garci

José Luis Garci (born January 20 1944 in Madrid, Spain) is a director, producer, writer, and actor in Spanish cinema.

Garci gained early experience in cinema by writing scripts and acting. He made his directorial debut in 1970 with "El cronicón". After a relative success in one dozen of movies, in 1977 the moviegoers were impressed with "Asignatura pendiente" (aka "Unfinished Business"). Then, Garci earned worldwide recognition in 1982 with "Volver a empezar" (aka "Begin to Beguine"), winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Garci's next films include "Sesión continua" (aka "Double Feature", 1984, Academy nomination), "Asignatura aprobada" (aka "Course Completed", 1987), "Canción de cuna" (aka "Cradle Song", 1994), "La herida luminosa" (aka "The Wound of Light", 1997), and "El abuelo" (aka "The Grandfather", 1999), which was Spain's submission for the Best Foreign Film category of the Academy Awards, getting the final nomination.

Recently, Garci directed "Una historia de entonces" (aka "You're the One", 2000), "Historia de un beso" (aka "Story of a Kiss", 2002) and "Hotel Danubio" (2003). In addition to filmmaking, he is a popular television and radio sportscaster in his homeland.

Highlights
* "Volver a empezar" (Academy Best Foreign Language Film winner, 1982)
* "Sesión continua" (Academy Best Foreign Language Film nomination, 1984)
* "You're the One (Una historia de entonces)" (European Film Academy Best European Director nomitation, 2001)

Filmography

* 1977 — "Asignatura pendiente"
* 1978 — "Solos en la madrugada"
* 1979 — "Las verdes praderas"
* 1981 — "El crack"
* 1982 — "Volver a empezar"
* 1983 — "El crack II"
* 1984 — "Sesión continua"
* 1987 — "Asignatura aprobada"
* 1994 — "Canción de cuna"
* 1997 — "La herida luminosa"
* 1998 — "El abuelo"
* 2000 — "You're the One" ("Una historia de entonces")
* 2002 — "Historia de un beso"
* 2004 — "Tiovivo c. 1950"
* 2005 — "Ninette"
* 2007 — "Luz de domingo"
* 2008 — "Sangre de mayo"

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0305054/ Complete filmography at "IMDB"]


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