One of the great ladies of European films, muse of great directors such as Luis Buñuel, Roman Polanski or François Truffaut, Catherine Deneuve is undoubtedly one of the living legends that have touched generations of viewers.
Seldom has that proverbial combination of beauty and talent, as is the case with this French actress, been achieved. We have seen her in dozens of films that have made their mark in our film-loving past: "Tristana" and "Belle de jour" by Luis Buñuel, "Repulsion" by Roman Polanski, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" by Jacques Demi, "The Last Metro" and "Mississippi Mermaid" by François Truffaut or "Dancer in the Dark" by Lars Von Triers are but a few examples of her wonderful film legacy, full of masterpieces.
Who could forget other splendid performances in films such as "Indochina" by Régis Wargnier, "The Hunger" Tony Scott, or "Potiche" and "8 Women" by François Ozon, to mention other memorable performances in films in which Deneuve provided that elegance as well as her unforgettable presence.
Even today, decades later, the memory of her time in Almeria while filming "March or Die", by Dick Richards, is still one of those subjects that can’t be missed out when speaking about our past in films.
With over forty films to his credit, Jose Coronado has become one of the most important Spanish actors of his generation.
Born in Madrid in 1957, he entered the world of acting when he was almost thirty, when he decided to take a course in drama at the Cristina Rota’s School.
In 1988 he made his cinema debut with "Berlin Blues" (1988) Jesus Franco, thus beginning a long career in film, theatre and television.
On the small screen we've seen him in series such as “Periodistas”, “Brigada Central”, “Acusados” or “El Príncipe”. ("Journalists", "Central Brigade," "The Accused" or "The Prince").
En el medio cinematográfico ha sido donde Jose Coronado ha cosechado sus mayores éxitos, dando vida a personajes diversos desde “Goya en Burdeos” de Carlos Saura, por la que fue candidato al Goya como mejor actor de reparto, al galán de Isabel Pantoja en “Yo soy esa”, de Luis Sanz. Otros títulos que demuestran su versatilidad como actor serían: “Anita no pierde el tren”, “Lobo” o “La vida de nadie”. Other titles that prove his versatility as an actor include: “Anita no pierde el tren”, “Lobo” o “La vida de nadie”, ("Anita doesn’t Miss the Train", "Wolf" or "Nobody's Life").
Enrique Urbizu was to give him some of his best roles, from "The Box 507", for which he was again nominated for the Goya as best supporting actor, which was followed a year later with "Life stain" and in 2011 "No peace for the wicked," won six Goya Awards, including Best Actor. Thanks to his role in this film he achieved a dozen more awards including the Premio de la Unión de Actores (the Actors’ Guild Award), Fotogramas de Plata (Silver Stills), el Forqué, etc.
His pace is dizzying, premiering films such as “El cuerpo”, (The Body), “Los últimos días” (The Last Days), “Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades” (They Died Above Their Means), “Betibú”, “Fuego”, (Fire), “Cien años de perdón” (One Hundred Years of Forgiveness), "Secuestro" (Kidnap) o “El hombre de las mil caras” (The Man of a Thousand Faces) by Alberto Rodríguez.
"What about Love", a love story with Sharon Stone and Andy Garcia is pending release, “Contratiempo” (Setback) Oriol Paulo, “Oro” (Gold), a feature film directed Agustin Diaz Yanes, “Es por tu bien” (It's for Your Own Good) by Carlos Theron and the T.V. movie "Cervantes vs Lope" by Manuel Huerga.
Jose Coronado has shot films such as “La vuelta de El Coyote” (The Return of El Coyote) by Mario Camus and “Poniente” by Chus Gutiérrez in Almería.
Born in Almería in 1973, he has got a Master in European Masters in Audiovisual Management in 2013 at the MEDIA BUSINESS SCHOOL. Coming originally from the IT industry, in 2006 he began working with PROVIDEOFILMS an Almerian Production Company in the audiovisual, local advertising sector, taking the leap to fiction with David Eagle and Alberto Gómez in 29 LETRAS (29 LETTERS) with the short films; Enemigos (Enemies) (2009) by David del Aguila and Adios Muñeca (Bye Girl!) (2009) by Hugo Sanz.
In 2010 he began his career as an independent producer: La Hégira (2010, Liteo Deliro), El Ingenio (2011, Charo F. Yubero), Postales desde la Luna (2012, Juan Francisco Viruega), La quinta dimensión (2013, Liteo Deliro) y Fridge (2014, Pepe Botías); He has also been production manager with other works for other Almerian producers: James: Jacobo, (2012, David el Ãguila) Solsticio (2013, Juan Francisco Viruega) and Dragon High School (2013, Lola Parra).
In June 2014 he set up the Almería production company KMPC SLU, for the production of his first feature film, Todo saldrá bien "Everything will be fine," directed by Jesús Ponce and released in cinemas in Spain in July 2016 - shot in February and March 2015 in Almeria, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid.
He is currently working on the planning of his first documentary; (Almería 1975) and his second feature film; La primera cita (The First Date) scheduled for 2017, Jesus Ponce).
At this time, in which the global film industry is committed to Almería as one of the most important film studios in Europe, Almeria Provincial Council has decided to create a special; 'Filming Almería' prize, as an annual recognition for an audiovisual production promoting Almería’s landscapes and settings, which is to be awarded within the framework of FICAL 2016.
On this first occasion the prize goes to the Antena 3 series; “Mar de plástico” (Sea of Plastic), a production set and filmed in our province that has been at the top of the viewing figures for its first two seasons.