|JOSÉ LUIS LÓPEZ-LINARES
Director & Producer
José Luis López-Linares is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He began his career in film as a cinematographer, working with the most relevant Spanish and international directors (Carlos Saura, Fernando Trueba, Jaime Chávarri, Alain Tanner or Víctor Erice).
Twenty years ago he started directing and producing documentaries. His works have been shown in many countries around the world.
He’s been nominated for the Emmy’s and selected for the most prestigious international Film Fests (Berlin, San Francisco, Venice,Tribeca, New York, Sydney, Toronto among others).
He’s received numerous awards, including three Goyas (Spanish Academy Award).
His first featured documentary Asaltar los cielos (Storm the Skyes. Ondas Award 1997) is considered a ground-breaking production in the filed of Spanish documentary films.
His last success Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado opened at the Berlin International Film Fest 2015 and still cotinues surprising audiences worldwide (Festival de Málaga, Buenos Aires FABICI, Toronto, Edimburgh…).
José Luis López-Linares wrote the script for Hugh Hudson’s film production Altamira, opening in theaters on March 2016 and starring Antonio Banderas.
He has a long association with the Prado Museum, specialising on films about art and history:
Since 1994 López-Linares produced and directed:
A propósito de Buñuel (Regarding Buñuel. Telluride 1989)
Extranjeros de sí mismos (Best Documentary Nominee, Goya Awards 2002)
Un instante en la vida ajena (A Glimpse of Other Lives. Goya Award, 2004)
Extras (Best Shortfilm Documentary Goya Award, 2005)
Lorca, así que pasen cien años (Emmy Awards Nominee, 1998).
His most recent films include
Sherry & the Mystery of Palo Cortado
Beethoven by Béjart (in production)
El Maestro de Altamira (in production)
¡Campeones! La Roja
Hécuba. Un sueño de pasión
El pollo, el pez y el cangrejo real (The Chicken, the Fish and the King Crab)
El esfuerzo y el ánimo (Of Heart and Courage)
Una Rosa para Soler (A Rose for Antonio Soler)
Isaac Albéniz. El color de la música
Roberto Bolaño: El último maldito
Gregorio Marañón. Médico, Humanista y Liberal
Nuria Espert. Una mujer de teatro.
And productions for museums and exhibitions:
National Library (Spain), National Archaeological Museum (Spain),
Fundación Telefónica, Fundación Botín.