Juan José Bigas Luna

Juan José Bigas Luna

Birth
Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Death 6 Apr 2013 (aged 67)
Tarragona, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 107892704 · View Source
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Film Director and Screenwriter. Regarded by many as one of most famous Spanish film directors. After studying at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Barcelona, ​​he began his studies of design and in the early 1960', co-founded with Carles Riart the Gris studio, that dealt with industrial and interior design. His first film direction are connected to his work as a designer, "El llit" (1971), a short film shot in super 8. He started to show interest in conceptual art and new technologies of video footage and in 1973 exhibited his works at the Vinçon of Barcelona, by filming these exhibitions always in super 8 in the short film "Taulas" and the following year in the short film "Cadires". In 1976, he directed his first feature film, "Tatuaje" based on the novel by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, in which he faced the incest taboo. In 1977, he directed eleven short erotic films shot in 16 mm, which were later collected together in one video with the title "Historias Impúdicas". The following year he completed "Consol Tura", a short film began three years earlier and debuted at the Festival de Cannes with the film "Bilbao" (1978) followed a year later by the film "Caniche" presented at the Directors' Fortnight section of the Festival. His work in the film industry went on in the 80s with films such "Lola" (1986), "Angustia" (1987) and with film considered his masterpiece "Las edades de Lulú" (1990) starring Francesca Neri, but international fame came with "Jamón, Jamón" (1992), who won the award at the Venice International Film Festival. His career as a director continued with films such as "Huevos de oro" (1993), "La teta y la luna" (1994), "Bambola" (1996), "Volavérunt" (1999) and "Son de mar" (2001 ). Shortly before he died because a long illness, would have to begin shooting of the "Mecanoscrito of Segundo Origen", a film adaptation of the novel by Manuel de Pedrolo.


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