THE MOST FAMOUS DIRECTORS

 

Films can be described as a flowing story which has the power to involve us into a different world or age or time. Director of a movie can be termed as captain of the ship. The product of director’s vision and creativity is the movie we see and applaud. It is a known fact that the director is the sole person responsible for what we experience in a movie theatre. This page will feature aces of Spanish movies over the years gone by.

When we talk about Spanish Cinema, we have to include certain names and Luis Bunuel is one of them. He was regarded as one of influential forces in cinema’s history. Luis’s work is not a masterpiece of Spanish Cinema but it belongs to global Cinema. His work remains a work of art and his legacy still continues. Luis was famous for his surreal imagination which he managed to display in 50s and 60s. Bunuel’s work also revolved around religious issues and social fiction which used to have a strong and bold message. He has made many movies in many languages such as Spanish, Mexican, English, and French. Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie was one of his best and it also won an Oscar for best foreign film in the year 1972. His last work, Cet obscur objet du désir or That Obscure Object of Desire also received Oscar nominations for best foreign film and best adapted screenplay. Luis’s movies have been a treat as well as an education which remains as a mammoth treasure for all of us. His work remains one of the best at the Cannes Film Festivals.

Luis Bunuel’s legacy is continued by Pedro Almodovar. Almodovar has become a dominant force in current global cinema. He is one of the best Spanish directors of his generation. His work revolves around complex stories, tangled between desire, identity, passion, and relationships. He is renowned for his finesse work which involves constituents of pop culture, LGBT subjects, famous songs, unrelated wit, intense colors, and traditional usage of melodrama. Apart from direction, he is involved in production and also does screenwriting. He started his career with many short films and documentaries but later shifted to mainstream movies. His work on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was appreciated with an Academy Award nomination in the year 1988 but it was All About My Mother that found Pedro global accolade. It won Academy Award for best foreign language film in the year 1999. Pedro still creates the same charm and his movies remain the main course at every film festival such as Cannes Film Festival.

These two directors have definitely changed the dimension of global cinema and brought Spanish Cinema to a totally different society.