Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi (born Madrid, Spain, 22 March 1927) is a film director, screenwriter and producer Spanish


Your last name is actually “of Ysasi-Ysasmendi”, but he modified for artistic reasons. He joined the world of cinema as a film editor, director, producer and screenwriter. With his own production company performs several international films including Scaramouche, co-produced by France and Italy; 65 Istanbul, France, Germany and Italy; The come to rob Las Vegas, with the us and The summertime killer, France and Italy.

The dog was another of international co-productions in his career, work based on the novel by Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa. Films that are mostly distributed worldwide by Warner Bros., Columbia or Embassy, among others.

Thus it gained international film from Spain, releasing some of their films with sixty copies in cinemas in New York and traduciedo titles in 13 different languages for worldwide distribution.

1988 Directs the air of a crime, based on the novel writer Juan benet and nominated for the Goya Award for best adapted screenplay at the 3rd Edition of the Goya Awards National prize for literature.

His work actors such as Lee j. Cobb, elke summer, Karl malden, raf vallone, Jack palance, Olivia hussey, jason miller, Lea masari, gerard barray, Horst buchoolz, klaus kinski, Fernando Rey and Francisco Rabal, among others.

Member of several international jury chairs of Berlin, San Sebastian and Malaga.

Awards in merit to his work, among five best Director of the year, three as best picture, four of the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos, five Sant Jordi critics from Barcelona and three in Barcelona.

The Spain motion picture Sciences and Academy awarded its XIV Edition Goya of Honor for his outstanding contribution to cinema.

It is Isabella Encomienda holder and distinguished, also as officer of the order of Civil merit.

It has been awarded the Gold Medal for merit in fine arts for the year 2007.

His daughter, actress Maria Isasi, born in 1975, is the result of their relationship with the actress Marisa Paredes.