Ventura Pons


Ventura Pons

Ventura Pons Sala (born July 25, 1945 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a Catalan director.

After a decade as a theatre director, Ventura Pons directed his first film in 1977, "Ocaña, an Intermittent Portrait", which was officially selected by the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. With eighteen feature films, sixteen of which were produced by his own company Els Films de la Rambla, S.A., founded in 1985, he has become one of the best-known Catalan film directors.

His work has been programmed in the best international festivals of cinema, highlighting especially in the International Festival of Cinema of Berlin, where he has achieved his presence for five consecutive years.

He begun his career carrying out local customs comedies ("The Vicary of Olot" or "What's your bet, Mari Pili?"), and since 1995 he decided to adaptat dramatic and comical texts of Catalan writers like Quim Monzó ("What It's All About"), Josep Maria Benet i Jornet ("Actresses", "Amic/Amat"), Sergi Belbel ("Caresses", "To Die (or not))", Lluís-Anton Baulenas ("Anita Takes a Chance", "Idiot Love"), Jordi Puntí ("Wounded animals"), Ferran Torrent ("Life on the edge") or Lluïsa Cunillé ("Barcelona (a map)").

In 1995 he was awarded with the National Cinema Prize by the Government of Catalonia, whom awarded also himself with the Creu de Sant Jordi in 2007.

Filmography

*2007: "Barcelona (un mapa)"
*2006: "Life on the edge (La vida abismal)"
*2005: "Wounded animals (Animals ferits)"
*2004: "Idiot love (Amor idiota)"
*2002: "El Gran Gato"
*2001: "Food of Love (Menja d'amor)"
*2000: "Anita Takes a Chance (Anita no perd el tren)"
*1999: "To Die (Or Not) (Morir (o no))"
*1998: "Beloved/Friend (Amic / Amat)"
*1997: "Caresses (Carícies)"
*1996: "Actresses (Actrius)"
*1994: "What It's All About (El perquè de tot plegat)"
*1993: "Rosita, Please!"
*1992: "Tonight Or Never (Aquesta nit o mai)"
*1990: "What's Your Bet, Mari Pili? (Què t'hi jugues, Mari Pili?)"
*1989: "Dammed Misery! (Puta misèria!)"
*1986: "The Blonde at the Bar (La rossa del bar)"
*1981: "The Vicary Of Olot (El vicari d'Olot)"
*1979: "Informe sobre el FAGC"
*1978: "Ocaña, an Intermittent Portrait (Ocaña, retrat intermitent)",

External links

* [http://www.venturapons.com/ Ventura Pons website] ca es en


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