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Rafael Azcona Fernández (24 October 1926 – 24 March 2008) was an awarded Spanish screenwriter and novelist who has worked with some of the best Spanish and international filmmakers. Azcona won five Goya Awards during his career, including a lifetime achievement award in 1998.

He was born in the northern Spanish city Logroño on 24 October 1926. Azcona initially began his career writing for humor magazines. He became known as a screenwriter when he penned the screenplay for the film, El Pisito (The Little Apartment), which was based on his own novel. The 1959 film was directed by Italian film director, Marco Ferreri.

Azcona teamed up with director Fernando Trueba in “Belle Époque,” which won an Academy Award for best foreign film in 1994. He collaborated with other Spanish directors including Luis Garcia Berlanga, Jose Luis Cuerda, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Pedro Olea, and Carlos Saura. Azcona was also awarded the Spanish Fine Arts Gold Medal in 1994.

Rafael Azcona died at his home in Madrid, Spain, on 24 March 2008, at the age of 81.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rafael Azcona Fernández (24 October 1926 – 24 March 2008) was an awarded Spanish screenwriter and novelist who has worked with some of the best Spanish and international filmmakers. Azcona won five Goya Awards during his career, including a lifetime achievement award in 1998.

He was born in the northern Spanish city Logroño on 24 October 1926. Azcona initially began his career writing for humor magazines. He became known as a screenwriter when he penned the screenplay for the film, El Pisito (The Little Apartment), which was based on his own novel. The 1959 film was directed by Italian film director, Marco Ferreri.

Azcona teamed up with director Fernando Trueba in “Belle Époque,” which won an Academy Award for best foreign film in 1994. He collaborated with other Spanish directors including Luis Garcia Berlanga, Jose Luis Cuerda, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Pedro Olea, and Carlos Saura. Azcona was also awarded the Spanish Fine Arts Gold Medal in 1994.

Rafael Azcona died at his home in Madrid, Spain, on 24 March 2008, at the age of 81.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1926-10-24

Day of Death 2008-03-23

Place of Birth Logroño, La Rioja, España

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Queen of Spain Characters
2011 Los muertos no se tocan, nene Writer
2009 Esperpentos Screenplay
2008 The Blind Sunflowers Adaptation
2004 Franky Banderas Story Writer
2002 La Marcha Verde Writer
2001 Sound of the Sea Screenplay
2000 Adiós con el corazón Story Screenplay
1999 Butterfly Screenplay
1998 The Girl of Your Dreams Writer
1997 Pintadas Short Story
1997 Siempre hay un camino a la derecha Writer
1997 In Praise of Older Women Writer
1996 La Celestina Writer
1992 Belle Époque Story Screenplay
1992 Chechu y familia Story Screenplay
1990 Ay, Carmela! Screenplay
1989 Blood and Sand Writer
1987 Moros y cristianos Screenplay
1987 The Enchanted Forest Screenplay
1986 Year of Enlightment Writer
1985 The Court of the Pharaoh Writer
1985 The Heifer Story Screenplay
1982 Bésame, tonta Writer
1981 Airlift Writer
1981 127 millones libres de impuestos Writer
1980 El divorcio que viene Writer
1979 La familia bien, gracias Writer
1978 The National Shotgun Screenplay
1977 My Daughter Hildegart Writer
1976 The Last Woman Writer
1975 El poder del deseo Novel
1974 Grandeur nature Screenplay
1974 Cousin Angelica Screenplay
1974 Fischia Il Sesso Screenplay
1974 Don't Touch the White Woman! Writer
1973 Anna and the Wolves Writer
1973 La Grande Bouffe Screenplay
1973 Autopsy Story Screenplay
1972 A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die Screenplay
1972 It Can Be Done, Amigo Screenplay
1972 La cera virgen Screenplay
1972 The Audience Writer
1971 In the Eye of the Hurricane Screenplay
1971 Cross Current Screenplay
1970 The Garden of Delights Writer
1970 El monumento Writer
1970 Long Live the Bride and Groom Screenplay
1969 Honeycomb Story
1968 The Man with the Balloons Writer
1967 Las Pirañas Writer
1967 Peppermint Frappe Writer
1967 The Harem Writer
1965 Oggi, domani, dopodomani Writer
1965 The Wedding March Writer
1964 The Ape Woman Writer
1964 Controsesso Writer
1963 The Executioner Screenplay
1963 The Conjugal Bed Screenplay
1962 Mafioso Writer
1961 Placido Writer
1961 El secreto de los hombres azules Screenplay Story
1960 The Wheelchair Screenplay Novel
1959 The Little Apartment Novel Screenplay

Acting

2012 The Invisible Half: Luis García Berlanga's The Executioner as Interviewee
2010 Rafael Azcona as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came from the Future as Himself
2007 Rafael Azcona, oficio de guionista as Himself
1959 The Little Apartment

Directing

1969 The Challenges Director

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