Farewell to Saura on social networks: from Antonio Banderas to Juan Diego Botto | Culture



The world of culture has not been slow to say goodbye to the director Carlos Saura, who died this Friday, on social networks. Actors, directors and other colleagues have said their last goodbye to the filmmaker who was a reflection of the history of Spain. But the closest farewell has been that of his daughter Anna on Instagram: “Rest in Peace, thank you for so much, I love you, always.”

Antonio Banderas, who was under his command in Shoot! (1993), has written: “With Carlos Saura, a very important part of the history of Spanish cinema dies. He leaves behind him an essential work for deep reflection on the behavior of the human being”. Juan Diego Botto has defined him as “one of the best European directors of his generation”. Along the same lines has been the actor and director Daniel Guzmán: “A free and unique filmmaker who dissected our history and our society with his filmography.”

The Film Academy, which will posthumously award him the Goya de Honor tomorrow, has published an image of the director together with the statuette, which was delivered to him a few days ago at his home, and a Twitter thread in which he praises his ability to work until his last days: “His last film, the walls speakpremiered last Friday, showing his tireless activity and his love for the job until the last moment.

From music and dance it has also received a farewell. The singer Lolita Flores has recalled the performance of her mother in the film Flemish to say goodbye to the director: “A man with a vision of the future, an artist, his films prove it, thank you for that Flamenco film where my mother danced those unrepeatable sevillanas for you, thank you Don Carlos in our minds and in our hearts always”. In this same title appeared Antonio Carmona, who has posted a video of the film in which he appears with Manzanita. And the Antonio Gades Foundation has mourned his death because “with his departure a unique page in the history of our cinema and our culture closes.”

Some politicians have also honored Saura from their accounts. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has written: “His talent is and will always be a cultural heritage of our history thanks to unforgettable films such as Ay Carmela either Cousin Angelica. We say goodbye to the director of the imagination, but his cinema remains. The Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, recalled that he won the National Film Award in 1980. The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, thanked him “for the beauty, the honest look and that commitment to the cinema and the truth”.

The official account of the Royal House has also sent a message: “Your cinema will never die. Goodbye, Carlos Saura”.

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