August 13, 2020

The filmmaker Javier Aguirre dies at 84

Together with her partner, actress Esperanza Roy, she received the Gold Medal of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain last October

Basque filmmaker Javier Aguirre Fernández has passed away this morning in Madrid at age 84, Efe sources from the family have informed Efe.

Aguirre Fernández, husband of actress Esperanza Roy, died in a Madrid hospital after a long illness.

The filmmaker, born in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa), received last October, with his partner, the Gold Medal of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain, awarded to both for being "two members of the film sector with many years of trade ".

At the age of 15, Aguirre published his first film criticism and since 1951 he wrote in newspapers and magazines such as "Arcinema", "Rumbos", "Radiocinema", "Primer Plano", "Film Ideal", "Our Cinema".

Filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and director of photography, this San Sebastian filmmaker was always interested in "anticine", according to his own definition, and investigating the language.

In his extensive filmography, which exceeds 80 titles, are "Once a year being hippy does not hurt", "Growing leg, waning skirt", "Single and mother in life", "By profession their work", "Wife by day, lover at night ”,“ In search of the lost egg ”, and several films shot with Los Bravos, Raphael, María Jesús and his accordion, the Parcheesi group and Tuesday and Thirteen.


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