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Luis García Berlanga, 1921 - 2010

14 November 2010 12:18 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Updated through 11/14.

Via Catherine Grant and, here in the Forum, Angel, comes news of the death, after years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, of Luis García Berlanga at the age of 89. Primarily known for Welcome, Mister Marshall (1952), Plácido (1961, nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar) and The Executioner (1963), Berlanga was an honorary president of the Spanish Film Academy and received the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts in 1986, a Goya for Best Director for Everyone to Jail! in 1993 and several other illustrious awards throughout his long career. »

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Luis García Berlanga obituary

14 November 2010 10:43 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Spanish film-maker best known for his satire Bienvenido, Mister Marshall!

During the Franco years, the survival of independent cinema in Spain was thanks to the "Three Bs" — Luis Buñuel, Juan Antonio Bardem and Luis García Berlanga. The last of these irreverent, original film-makers, who has died aged 89, Berlanga was pivotal in reviving the Spanish film industry after the end of the civil war, despite his many tussles with Franco's censors.

In 1953 he established himself with ¡Bienvenido, Mister Marshall! (Welcome, Mr Marshall!), a masterful comedy about the hopes of Spanish villagers that the Marshall Plan will make them rich. In 1961 Plácido, a satire about a poor man invited to dinner in a wealthy household on Christmas Eve, was nominated for the Oscar for best foreign-language film. But his caustic brand of comedy probably reached its apogee in 1963's El Verdugo (The Executioner) about a young man desperate to get a job »

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