Biography

De la Iglesia was an outspoken gay socialist filmmaker who is relatively unknown outside Spain despite a prolific and successful career in his native country. He is best remembered for having portrayed urban marginality and the world of drugs and juvenile delinquency in the early 1980s. Part of his work is closely related to the phenomenon popularly known in Spain as quinqui films, to which he contributed with several works. His film are an example of commitment to the immediate reality. They were made with honesty and great risk, against the conformist outlook of most movies of its time. Beyond their debatable aesthetic merits, his film served a document of the Spanish marginality of the late seventies and early eighties, and they have the stamp of his strong personality. Many of this films also deal with the theme of homosexuality.

De la Iglesia was an outspoken gay socialist filmmaker who is relatively unknown outside Spain despite a prolific and successful career in his native country. He is best remembered for having portrayed urban marginality and the world of drugs and juvenile delinquency in the early 1980s. Part of his work is closely related to the phenomenon popularly known in Spain as quinqui films, to which he contributed with several works. His film are an example of commitment to the immediate reality. They were made with honesty and great risk, against the conformist outlook of most movies of its time. Beyond their debatable aesthetic merits, his film served a document of the Spanish marginality of the late seventies and early eighties, and they have the stamp of his strong personality. Many of this films also deal with the theme of homosexuality.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1944-01-01

Day of Death 2006-03-23

Place of Birth Zarautz, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2003 Bulgarian Lovers Director
1987 The Tobacconist of Vallecas Director
1985 Turn of the Screw Director
1984 El pico 2 Director
1983 Overdose Director
1982 Colegas Director
1981 The Minister's Wife Director
1980 Candy Razors Director
1980 Afraid to Go Out at Night Director
1978 El diputado Director
1978 The Priest Director
1977 The Creature Director
1977 Hidden Pleasures Director
1976 La otra alcoba Director
1975 Forbidden Love Game Director
1973 Murder in a Blue World Director
1973 No One Heard the Scream Director
1972 The Cannibal Man Director
1971 Glass Ceiling Director
1970 Cuadrilátero Director
1969 Something Bitter in the Mouth Director
1966 FantasĂ­a... 3 Director

Writing

2003 Bulgarian Lovers Screenplay
1987 The Tobacconist of Vallecas Screenplay
1985 Turn of the Screw Screenplay
1984 El pico 2 Screenplay
1983 Overdose Screenplay
1982 Colegas Screenplay
1981 The Minister's Wife Screenplay
1980 Candy Razors Screenplay
1980 Afraid to Go Out at Night Screenplay
1978 El diputado Screenplay
1977 Hidden Pleasures Screenplay
1976 La otra alcoba Screenplay
1975 Forbidden Love Game Writer
1973 Murder in a Blue World Screenplay
1973 No One Heard the Scream Screenplay
1972 The Cannibal Man Screenplay
1971 Glass Ceiling Screenplay
1969 Something Bitter in the Mouth Screenplay

Acting

1984 El pico 2
1983 Overdose
1981 The Minister's Wife
1980 Candy Razors
1978 El diputado

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