Pedro Carvajal y Urquijo (Madrid 1944), is a writer, producer, film director and documentarist Spanish.


Degree in philosophy from the Complutense University and in the official school of cinematography of Madrid.

Forms theatrically with the American William layton, the introducer of the Spain, Stanislavsky method at the time that creates and directs with the independent Experimental Theatre (TEI) small theater of Magallanes, Madrid, where at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s became known many contemporary authors banned by the dictatorship. He also manages the plays Teresa of Ávila Rodríguez Méndez and Valentín Gil Albert.

He began his film activity in 1971 as a producer and screenwriter with the adaptation of an account of Valle inclán flower of sanctity, directed by Adolfo marsillach. Thereafter he works as a producer, screenwriter, Assistant Director and art director in different films of Directors enshrined as sex reassignment and Clara is the price of Vicente Aranda, Juan Antonio bardem, Manuel Cano wire dog bridge. Also in movies of new filmmakers such as memories of Leticia Valley of Miguel Angel Rivas, on the novel by Rosa Chacel, Ensaimadas and Juan Solivella and Manuel and Javier Palmero Clemente diamonds.

In the field of cinema distribution is one of the promoters of art 7 which allows films of the new directors of the democratic transition, including pending by José Luis garci subject, Opera premium Fernando trueba and Fernando Colomo paper tigers.

On television, he created and directed with Fernando Bauluz the weekly magazine for young people the week for TVE. During 1994-95 works for Antena 3 television as television series and feature film scripts.

As director and screenwriter of dramatic films made: Tuesday of Carnival (1991) and the dance of the souls (1993), which dealt with the topic of death from Galician culture where the border between life and death is very subtle. They are part of a trilogy whose third film is still pending. Latin flavor (1996) and Cuba (2000) focuses on Latin America. The first on the Spanish Blue Helmets in a Central American Republic and the second on the time of the independence of the Caribbean island.

Work as a documentary filmmaker

As a documentary filmmaker has played various fields:

History with Galiza (1985) about the history of Galicia of the stone.

The religious with as a lit lamp (2003), into the life of the Jesuit José María Rubio.

The contemporary Spanish authors: Neville time (1991) in the least known facet of Edgar neville as director and paints pájara (2003) on the young poet Rafael Alberti, before go into exile.

The Chinese theme with the new China and the old River Yangtze (1997), the legacy of the Yellow (1998) Emperor on Taoist philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine and Shanghai and the new Chinese road (2001).

The social with the Gypsy woman (1999) on training for young Gypsy women to achieve greater autonomy. Madrid South: Cities not ghetto (2007) at the current reality of the metropolitan area of the South of Madrid.

He has collaborated in the recovery of historical memory for Pablo Iglesias Foundation; Passion for freedom into the life and times of the founder of Spanish socialism, Pablo Iglesias (2001). Exile (2002) on the Odyssey of half a million of the Spanish Republicans who had to go into exile after the Civil War

One hundred more years (2005) the history of Spanish socialism and Juan negrín: resist is overcome! (2006).

In 2007 it has made to long Francisco Knight Foundation’s history, memory and future, Nicolás Redondo, 1927-2007, which was the leader of the UGT for over twenty years.

He is currently finishing a feature-length documentary, Don Juan de Borbón, count of Barcelona, on the figure of the King’s father. Also participated in 2007 as a judge at the International Festival of audiovisual programs of Biarritz known under the name of [� [IFAP]] in the category “features Grands et sociétés faits.”

Literary work

He is author of the following books:

* Spanish exile (Ed. Planeta, 2002)

* Julián Grimau, the last victim of the Civil War (Ed. Aguilar, 2003)

* Socialist memory, 125 years