Saura, Carlos: Director Profile

Carlos Saura is the director of the new film “Fados,” which was released on March 6, 2009 by Zeitgeist Films.

Saura was born in 1932 in Huesca, a province of the Aragon region of Spain. Spain's most celebrated director's body of work spans the last five decades with over forty films including Carmen and Tango – both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film – and Peppermint Frapp, The Dark Night, Elisa Vida Mia, Cria Cuervos, Anna and the Wolves, Blood Wedding, and Flamenco, among many others selected and winning awards at major film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin. Mr. Saura was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 European Film Awards.

Mr. Saura has been exploring music and films for 25 years and is considered the undisputed master of Spanish musical cinema. He develops new concepts and explores new avenues in every movie and was one of the first directors to use retro projections, mixing live material with pre-recorded elements.