Jamón, Jamón director was 67Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Bigas Luna has died aged 67. The Catalan director had been battling leukemia.Like his peer Pedro Almodóvar, Luna was a key voice in the new wave of Spanish filmmaking that emerged under the shadow of General Franco's repressive regime. He started out as a student of conceptual art and design, taking an early interest in visual technologies that would play into a lifelong passion for painting and photography. Luna's filmmaking career...Read Full Story
Jamon Jamon [VHS] Penélope Cruz (Actor), Stefania Sandrelli (Actor), Bigas Luna (Director) | Format: VHS Tape (31)Buy new: $20.99 23 used & new from $9.50(Visit the Most Wished For in Spanish Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)Review & DescriptionSalted pork shanks as leitmotiv in a dark comedy about an absurd love triangle: this is what post-Franco cine is all about (food and sex). Spanish tortillas (i.e., potato omelets) are also big in this one...Read Full Story
MADRID (AP) — Spaniard Josep Joan Bigas Luna was lauded as a brilliant and "truly special" filmmaker a day after his death, with some of the highest praise coming from actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, two stars whose film careers he launched. Tributes pour in for Spanish filmmaker Bigas Luna Sun, 07 Apr 2013 20:16:00 GMT Subscribe to RSS headline updates from:
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Spanish film director Juan Jose Bigas Luna, a colorful chronicler of sexual and social excess, died Friday near Tarragona, Spain, after a long battle with cancer. He was 67. It was typical of Bigas Luna, a larger-than-life bon vivant who soon became a one-man-brand, that when Spain followed up the 1975 death of dictator Francisco... Read more »Read Full Story
A zine about Bigas Luna (writer/director), with news, pictures, and articles.