The film director Josefina Molina (Córdoba, 1936) has been distinguished today with the 2029 National Film Award, which recognizes the career of a seventh art professional in any of its facets, the Ministry of Culture and Sports reported today.
The jury stressed that Molina is a "reference of several generations of present and future filmmakers correcting a historical debt with his career. His free and unprejudiced gaze has been essential to understand the situation of women in the years of the Transition and the consolidation of democracy. "
Endowed with 30,000 euros, the National Cinematography Prize has been awarded to Esther García in the last edition , and Antonio Banderas and Ángela Molina, and Fernando Trueba or Juan Antonio Bayona, among others.
Molina is a pioneer of cinema shot by women in Spain: she was the first woman who obtained the title of director-director at the Official School of Cinematography and in 1964 she began her professional career at TVE, where she has directed all kinds of programs as a filmmaker and screenwriter, including series such as El camino and Entre naranjos . His most outstanding work for the public entity was the series Teresa de Jesús , played by Concha Velasco.
In 1973 he directed his first film, Vera, a cruel tale ; in 1989 he released the historical drama Esquilache , based on the work of Antonio Buero Vallejo A dreamer for a town ; In 1991 he directed The Most Natural , nominated for Goya for Best Actress, Best Art Direction and Best Original Soundtrack, winning the latter. In 2012 he received the Goya of Honor from the Film Academy.
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