Agustí Villaronga

Agustí Villaronga i Riutort (Mallorca, Spain, 1953) is a film director, screenwriter and actor Spanish.

Biography

Her grandparents were tirititeros and street vendors. Ofrecian trade fairs show up that when his father was a kid, his grandmother died at a hospital in Terrassa tuberculous that you played being a child of the war dragged to the front with 15 years and later arriving in Palma as a postman. Passionate about cinema you injected his son the passion of visual art. When Agustí was a child playing make projections with drawings, boxes of matchsticks and lanterns. At age 14 he decided to be director. Provided that he could he was outside film art and essay from his home. Rare Brazilian cinema and Hungarian educated his young fascinated retina. When he finished school he wrote Rossellini to his film school in Rome. They responded earlier should go through the University. He finished his basic studies at a Jesuit College and something disappointed and adolescent moved to Barcelona where he enrolled and received a degree in geography and history to study art.

Shortly after starting his career she met Víctor García who embarked in the company of núria espert. They toured Europe and America playing a role in Yerma. Back to continue his studies, acting on several films which deals with Pepón Corominas, bold producer proposed lead costumes from the square of the diamond. Since then, did not stop linking a shoot after another, knowing the technicians, the Office and the secrets of film.

Engaged Professor image so how artistic director, interior designer, stylist and fashion, video Director all this being a prelude to his foray in the film context with their first short films: Anta women (1976), Laberint (1980) and the Mayurka (1980).

And finally, in 1987, and with less than 30 million pesetas, brings together the team and the right conditions to carry out his cherished illusion of shooting a feature film, his opera prima after Crystal selected for the festival of Berlin, Mallorca critics Prize, wave award and the Grand Prize of the Barcelona Film Festival.

Julián Mateos and Maribel Martin produce you the child of the Moon (1989), with which desconcertaría the public and international criticism at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. Awarded a Goya Award for best original screenplay award and nominated for best director. But away from the awards, critics and the public attack strongly his work.

In 1992 he left temporarily fiction with Al Andalus, a documentary produced by Sogetel and the MOMA in New York. Up to his return in 1995 is devoted to making cakes. “Wounded sensitivity of the creator forces, sometimes changing atmosphere for a good time”.

During this time, becomes obsessed with the adaptation of the novel by mercè rodoreda, La mort of spring, but after two years of go from producer to producer and get support, desist accepting commissioned by Massa D’Or Produccions, Tornasol Films and French chain art for film novel by Georges simenon, the clandestine passenger (1995), far removed from their way of narrating and express. He declared during filming that the temptation to leave the cinema the was great.

But back with 99.9 (1997), another custom in which María Barranco has to do, since proposed to him how the screenplay filmmaker. The film, Iranian terele pávez, was present at various festivals, including Montreal, Toronto, Rome, Sitges, Havana and Fantafestival, where he won two awards of the Mélies Silver Award to best European fantastic film.

Their next album, the sea (2000) is returning as the author of a film “wholly yours”. Co-writer alongside biel mesquida (Spanish poet) and a novel of blai bonet Toni aloy. Presented at the Berlin Festival and nominated for the Golden bear, does not cause just indifference. Appreciation becomes international and wins the Manfred Salzgeber award innovation. In 2001 he received the Premio Nacional de cinema de Catalunya.

In their ceaseless hard and new search, he went to Isaac p. Racine and Lydia Zimmermann, Aro Tolbukhin. In the mind of the killer (2002), a mockumentary which play with the possibilities of filmic language mixing styles, genres and formats. He was awarded the Ariel award as best Original Screenplay.

Away from the film, a theatrical text to perform in TV format of rain (2007) where he obtained a good but little transcendent reception scales.

He is currently working on a project still in phase of pre-production fruit commissioned by Andres Vicente Gomez on the life and work of poet Jaime Gil de biedma.

Works as the aforementioned “La Mort de spring” “Barbarians of the West” a story inspired by the life and work of François Augieres, a writer and French painter of the 20th century and “La giantess”, a project on which he worked, but once achieved financial support, one of the producers, fled with money without yet knows nothing are left in the dark.

It is currently filming the adaptation of two works (‘Pa negre’ and ‘ Retrat d’d ‘ ocells assassí’) writer Emili Teixidor in Spanish co-production ‘ Pa negre’, where the most interesting is a cast composed of Sergi López and Eduard Fernández, who will accompany Laia Marull.

The story focuses on children of a boy during the dark years ‘ 40. You will at the same time to discover sexuality, are awaken it a moral conscience.

Filmography

As writer and director:

* To the mayurka (1980) short film

* Laberint (1980) short film

* Anta women (1976) short film

* After the glass (1987)

* The child of the Moon (1989)

* The clandestine passenger (1995) TV

* 99.9 (1997)

* The sea (2000)

* Aro Tolbukhin. In the mind of the killer (2002)

* After the rain (2007) TV

* Black bread (2010)

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