Elías Querejeta Garate

Elías Querejeta Garate (Hernani, Guipúzcoa, 27 October 1934). Film producer Spanish He has also worked as a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. In his youth was Real Sociedad football and played in La Liga. He is father of actress and filmmaker Gracia querejeta.

Biography

Football in his youth

In his youth was an elite football although he combined this activity with studies of chemistry and law. He played as a striker for the Royal Society of football for six seasons between 1952 and 1958. His debut young; 5 April 1953 with only 18 years of age he played his first game in the Spanish first division. His career was quite irregular in 6 years he played just 41 games with the Royal and scored 6 goals; 39 matches and 5 goals were in the Spanish first division. Of his football career is best remembered a great goal scored 9 October 1955 in Atocha Stadium to the Real Madrid of Di stéfano. This goal earned victory to the Royal. In 1958 he decided to leave the football world prematurely, with only 23 years of age and left his native Basque country to Madrid to pursue professionally cinema, his great passion.

[Edit] Film career

Since 1963, year creates his own production company has produced over 50 films, of which a good part contributed to the renewal of the themes and forms of Spanish film of the tardofranquismo and the transition. Continues its work to this day, that produces films of Fernando León de aranoa (family and neighborhood) and her daughter, Gracia querejeta (A station, the journey of Robert Rylands and When you come back to my side).

But certainly his most important contribution to cinema lies in productions made for films of Carlos saura, Victor Erice, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón and Julio médem. Along with the Aragonese director, he created a cinema which analyzed the Spanish society of Francoism, still not recovered from injuries caused by a repressive moral situation with intellectual rigour with regard to the first. With a cryptic style, these films charged political and social situation and evade the censorship of the time mechanisms. Thus appear as milestones of the cinema of Saura and Querejeta hunting (1965), which won the award for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival; Peppermint frappé (1967), awarded the Silver bear at the festival; Stress is three, three (1968), together with the burrow (1969) and the garden of delight (1970), made a general overview of the problems of couple at the time.

Anna and the wolves (1972), Prima Angélica (1973) and breeds crows (1975), these last two awarded the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, could be considered a dissection of the family in the ardofranquismo Spain. Elisa, my life (1977), perhaps the most ambitious film in his incisive reflection on the limits of the enunciation of the Narrator voice in cinema. Blindfolded (1978), Mama turns 100 years (1979), Deprisa, deprisa (1980), Golden bear in Berlin and sweet hours (1981) Festival was his collaboration with Saura.

He also produced one of the masterpieces of Spanish film, the work of Víctor Erice the spirit of the Beehive, film premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1973 with the Concha de Oro for best film.

In January 2007 it produces news of a war in which selected images from Spanish and foreign files to tell the story of the Spanish Civil War.Their awards include the Gold Medal of the Academy of motion picture Sciences Spanish received in 1998.

Filmography

Director

He co-directed with Antonio eceiza two documentary films:

* Through football (1962).

* Via San Sebastian (1960).

Screenwriter

* Goodbye, America (2006).

* War news (2006).

* Persecuted (2004).

* Murder in February (2001).

* The back of the world (2000).

* When back at my side (1999).

* The last journey of Robert Rylands (1996).

* A station (1992).

* 27 hours (1986).

* Fierce (1984).

* Dedication (1980).

* The words of Max (1978).

* To a God unknown (1977).

* Pascual Duarte (1976).

* This body (1967).

* Last meeting (1967).

* The innocent (1963).

* Through football (1962).

* Via San Sebastián (1960).

Producer

* Seven French billiard tables (2007).

* Goodbye, America (2006).

* War news (2006).

* Avant l’oubli (2005) (co-producer).

* Winter in Baghdad (2005).

* Sentenced to the corridor (2003).

* Mondays in the Sun (2002).

* Murder in February (2001).

* The back of the world (2000).

* When back at my side(1999).

* Neighborhood (1998).

* Shampoo Horns (1998).

* Family (1996).

* The last journey of Robert Rylands (1996).

* The city of lost children (La Cité des enfants perdus) (1995).

* Stories from the Kronen (1995).

* A station (1992).

* Alou letters (1990).

* Dialed number (1989).

* 27 hours (1986).

* Tasio (1984).

* Fierce (1984).

* South (1983).

* Sweet hours (1982).

* Dedication (1980).

* Deprisa, deprisa (1980).

* The first few meters (1980).

* MOM turns 100 years (1979).

* Blindfolded (1978).

* The words of Max (1978).

* Elisa, my life (1977).

* Rearing cuervos (1976).

* The incredible increase in the cost of living (1976).

* Prima Angélica (1974).

* The spirit of the Beehive (1973).

* Jaider (dies Amerika Verflucht) band (1973).

* Anna and the wolves (1973).

* The secret intentions (1970).

* The challenges (1969).

* The burrow (1969).

* Stress – it’s tres-tres (1968).

* If go back to see us (1968).

* Peppermint Frappé (1967).

* This body (1967).

* Next autumn (1967).

* Last meeting (1967).

* Hunting (1966).

* Midsummer night’s (1962).