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José Luis Garci

Born on January 20th of 1944 in Madrid, Spain, José Luis Garci is without a doubt one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film in Spain and perhaps the best known writer in the country. He has left a distinguished talent in his successful movies throughout the years: La Cabina (1972), Las Verdes Praderas (1979), El Crack (... See full bio »

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¡Qué grande es el cine!
The Grandfather
Volver a empezar
You're the One


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 2012 Querer de cine (TV Series)
 2012 Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days (screenplay and story by)
 2008 Sangre de mayo (writer)
 2007 A ciegas... (Short) (short story)
 2007 Sunday Light (as J.L. Garci)
 2005 Ninette
 2005 0800 no llames (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2005)
- Episode #1.2 (2005)
- Episode #1.1 (2005)
 2005 Teléfono descompuesto (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- 0800 no llamés (2005)
 2004 Tiovivo c. 1950 (written by - as J.L. Garci)
 2001 Malefemmene
 1998 The Grandfather (writer)
 1998 Yerma (writer)
 1988-1996 Historias del otro lado (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Dual (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Mujer con violetas (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Regalo de Navidad (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Eternamente (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
- Luciérnagas (1996) ... (as J. L. Garci)
 1994 La barraca. Lorca sobre los caminos de España (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Casablanca revisitada (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1990 El tesoro
 1987 Asignatura aprobada (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Sesión continua (screenplay) / (story)
 1983 El crack dos (as J.L. Garci) / (story)
 1982 Volver a empezar (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 El crack (written by - as J.L.Garci)
 1980 Alfonso Sánchez (Documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 The Green Pastures (writer)
 1978 Alone in the Dark (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 Unfinished Business (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 La Gioconda está triste (novel) / (screenplay)
 1976 La mujer es cosa de hombres (dialogue and story) / (screenplay)
 1975 Al fútbol (Documentary short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Mi Marilyn (Short documentary) (screenplay) / (story)
 1974 The New Spaniards (screenplay) / (story)
 1973 The Legend of Blood Castle (uncredited)
 1973 To Love, Perhaps to Die (story and screenplay - as Jose Luis Garci)
 1972 The Telephone Box (TV Short) (screenplay)
 1972 Plinio (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1970 El cronicón (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Las nenas del mini-mini (writer - uncredited)
 1968 El condenado (writer)
 1968 Los preparativos (Short) (writer)
 1966 Pedigree (Short)
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Alternate Names:

J. L. Garci | J.L. Garci | Jose Luis Garci | J. L. Graci | J.L.Garci

Did You Know?


His film Volver a empezar (1982) was the first Spanish entry to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, although Garci was not the first Spanish director to win that award. Luis Buñuel had won the prize in the same category ten years before with The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), but the film was a French entry, as Buñuel had had to exile from Spain during the Spanish ... See more »

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