Vicente Aranda passes away

ONE of Spain’s most well-known directors, Vicente Aranda, died yesterday in Madrid (May 26), at the age of 88. Born in Barcelona on November 9 1926, he was to become a founding member of the Barcelona School of Film.
He was best known for his Goya award winning (Best Film and Best Director) movie, Amantes, starring Victoria Abril. Many consider it to be one of the best Spanish movies of the 90s.
His death was announced via Twitter by Spanish film academy, the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España.
His last film was Luna Caliente (2009), and it was after this that Aranda retired from directing.
Antonio Resines, president of the Spanish Academy of Cinema, commented on Twitter, saying “one of the greats has left us.”

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