THE SPANISH ACTRESS WILL RECEIVE A TRIBUTE TO HER WHOLE CAREER DURING THE GALA OF NEXT JUNE 12
The actress Marisa Paredes will be honored with the Luis Buñuel Prize of the 47th edition of the Huesca International Film Festival. The Spanish interpreter will receive this tribute to a whole career which include her participation in iconic films of the European filmmaking scene such as Tacones lejanos (High heels), La flor de mi secreto (The flower of my secret), Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother) and La vita è bella (Life is beautiful), among many others. “Marisa is one of the most outstanding actresses of our time, her natural talent and her long and successful career perfectly represent the spirit of the award” stated Rubén Moreno, director of the festival.
The tribute ceremony to her almost six decades of profession, and more than 100 films will take place at the Olimpia theatre on June 12 (10 PM). Marisa Paredes has already been awarded by festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Valladolid or Malaga, and recognized with the Goya of Honor and the National Cinematography Prize. The culmination of the ceremony will be the screening of one of her last films, the international production Latin Lover.
Paredes will join the list of Luis Buñuel awarded celebrities such as Bertrand Tavernier, Silvia Pinal, Stephen Frears, Carlos Saura, Angela Molina, Jean-Claude Carrière, Costa-Gavras, Álex de la Iglesia and José Sacristán, among many others.
A LIFE DEDICATED TO CINEMA
Marisa Paredes (Madrid, 1946) is one of the most internationally recognized Spanish actresses. Her debut came when she was 14, in a supporting role in the comedy Los económicamente débiles (1960). The beginning of her career was focused mainly on theater, making her first steps as an actress in the Conchita Montes theatre company, in the play Esta noche tampoco (1961), by López Rubio.
At the end of the 60s, she is offered TV opportunities and works in programs such as Las doce caras de Juan (1967), Teatro de siempre (1967-1971), Ficciones (1971-1974) and Novela (1966-1976) from Televisión Española.
Her cinematographic career extends throughout six decades, some of her most iconic works are directed by Pedro Almodovar. Together with the internationally recognized director, she works on films such as Tacones lejanos (High Heals) in 1991, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Cartagena Film Festival and the Fotogramas de Plata and the Union of Spanish Actors’ award. She also accompanied Almodovar in La flor de mi secreto (The flower of my secret) for which she was nominated to the Goya for the second time and to the Fotogramas de Plata for the fourth time in 1995. Another of the outstanding films she acted in is Todo sobre mi madre (All about my mother) in 1999, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Before that, she had a relevant leading role in the debut film of Agustí Villaronga: Tras el cristal (In a glass cage) (1986).
The talent of this actress from Madrid has crossed borders; she has worked for productions such as Roberto Benigni’s La vita è bella (Life is beautiful), Guillermo del Toro’s El espinazo del diablo (The Devil’s Backbone) and El coronel no tiene quien le escribe (No One Writes to the Colonel) and Profundo Carmesí (Deep Crimson) by Arturo Ripstein (City of Huesca Award in 1995). Throughout her career, Marisa Paredes has shared the screen with other important cinema names such as Jean Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroiannio, furthermore, she has worked for authors who are part of the history of the seventh art, such as Amos Gitai and Manoel de Oliveira.
Marisa Paredes has been president of the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Science of Spain (between 2000 and 2003), and among her most recent works, she acted in Petra, a feature film by Jaime Rosales premiered at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival which also won the award for the best Ibero-American film at the Guadalajara Festival.