Mario Camus, the acclaimed Spanish writer-director behind La colmena, Younger Sánchez, The Holy Innocents and extra, died in his hometown of Santander on September 18. He was 86.
Spain’s Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Goya Awards, confirmed the information with a submit printed on Saturday to their official Instagram web page. “Filmmaker Mario Camus dies in Santander,” a spokesperson wrote in Spanish. “Creator of classics of our cinema similar to The Holy Innocents, The Beehive, The Days of the Previous or That Girl.”
Born on April 20, 1935, Camus was creatively energetic for not less than 45 years, and directed 30 movies, beginning with 1963’s Los farsantes. He claimed the Berlin Movie Competition’s Golden Bear statuette for Greatest Movie together with his 1983 characteristic La Colmena, together with Cannes’ Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for 1984’s The Holy Innocents (Spanish title: Los santos inocentes). The director additionally earned the Goya Award for Greatest Authentic Screenplay for his 1993 movie Sombras en una batalla, and was met with the Spanish Academy’s lifetime achievement award again in 2011.
Camus can also be recognized for movies together with Younger Sánchez, La leyenda del alcalde de Zalamea, The Home of Bernarda Alba and La ciudad de los prodigios, amongst others, his closing effort being 2007’s El prado de las estrellas. In his profession, he additionally put out TV sequence similar to Curro Jiménez, Fortunata y Jacinta, Los desastres de la guerra, and La forja de un rebelde.
Plans for a memorial haven’t but been revealed.