Ladislao Vajda


Ladislao Vajda

Ladislao Vajda (August 18, 1906, Budapest - March 25, 1965, Barcelona) was an Hungarian film director that made films in Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.

Biography

Son of an artist (his father was an actor and director), Vajda started his career as editor (even though he also worked as artistic designer and writer) for different directors, such as Billy Wilder and Henry Koster. Eventually, he undertook his first directorial effort in his native country, Hungary.

Soon afterwards World War II, he established in Italy, where he directed two movies. Finally, he moved to Spain. During the 40s, Vajda directed several movies in Portugal, United Kingdom and, mainly, in Spain.

However, his artistic splendor would arrive in the 50s. Wajda's movies during this period are clearly influenced by German director Fritz Lang. His main works during this period are: "The Miracle of Marcelino (aka Marcelino Pan y Vino)" (1955), "My Uncle Jacinto" (1956), "Afternoon of the Bulls" (1956), "The Man Who Wagged His Tail" (1957) with Peter Ustinov, y "It Happened in Broad Daylight" (1958). They were both critically and public acclaimed: "The Miracle of Marcelino" and "My Uncle Jacinto" achieved different prizes in Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival; "Afternoon of the Bulls" was nominated for Palme d'Or and "It Happened in Broad Daylight" for Golden Bear.

During the 60s, Vajda worked on several different minor works in Germany and Spain. Finally, He passed away in Barcelona in 1965.

Filmography

*Where Is This Lady? (1932)
*Love on Skis (1933)
*Haut comme trois pommes (1935)
*Szenzáció (1936)
*Ember a híd alatt (1936)
*Három sárkány (1936)
*Wings Over Africa (1937)
*The Wife of General Ling (1937)
*A Kölcsönkért kastély (1937)
*Az Én lányom nem olyan (1937)
*Magdát kicsapják (1938)
*Döntö pillanat (1938)
*Fekete gyémántok (1938)
*Péntek Rézi (1938)
*La Zia smemorata (1940)
*Giuliano de Medici (1941)
*Se vende un palacio (1943)
*Doce lunas de miel (1944)
*Te quiero para mí (1944)
*El Testamento del virrey (1944)
*O Diabo São Elas (1945)
*Cinco lobitos (1945)
*Tres espejos (1947)
*Barrio (1947 film) (1947)
*Call of the Blood (1948)
*The Golden Madonna (1949)
*Séptima página (1950)
*Sin uniforme (1950)
*The Woman with No Name (1950)
*Ronda española (1952)
*Doña Francisquita (1953)
*Carne de horca (1953)
*Aventuras del barbero de Sevilla (1954)
*Marcelino pan y vino (1955)
*Tarde de toros (1956)
*Mi tío Jacinto (1956)
*Un ángel pasó por Brooklyn (1957)
*El cebo (1958)
*Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959)
*María, matrícula de Bilbao (1960)
*Die Schatten werden länger (1961)
*Der Lügner (1961)
*Das Feuerschiff (1963)
*Una chica casi formal (1963)
*La dama de Beirut (1965)

External links

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