Fernando Fernández Gómez (born August 28, 1921) was born in Lima, Peru, the son of actress Carola Fernán-Gómez. He inherited his surname as a stage name.
Fernando moved to Spain in 1924.
After the Spanish Civil War, he tried to study Law, but he interrupted his studies to work in theater.
In 1942, he began to work in cinema, but he also kept working on theater. Director and writer, he formed his own theater company and got many awards, even as an author.
In the 1950s he began to direct movies, and was the director of the film of his play, Las bicicletas son para el verano, however he was not respected in this area until 1958, with the comedy La Vida por Delante, which even got a sequel.
He divorced his wife María Dolores Pradera in 1959, which was a scandal to the Spanish audience (even more so as they had a daughter). He wouldn't marry again till 2000.
Originally, he was criticized as a "commercial director" for cinema and TV.
Currently, Fernán-Gómez is widely recognized as a great...
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En la ciudad sin límites ('In the City of No Limits') is a 2002 Spanish film thriller directed by Antonio Hernández and starring Leonardo Sbaraglia and Fernando Fernán Gómez. The film was nominated for four Goya Awards in 2003, and won the award for Best Screenplay.A young man, Victor (Sbaraglia), arrives in Paris where his family have gathered around his seriously ill father Max (Fernán Gómez). However, soon the patient begins to behave very strangely: terrified of the staff taking care of him, he tries to escape from the clinic. The rest of his family assume the old man is mad and begin to squabble of dividing up his legacy, but Victor becomes convinced that his father is being troubled by real events and resolves to find out why....
Butterfly is the English language DVD release title for La lengua de las mariposas (Spanish The Tongue of the Butterflies), a 1999 Spanish film directed by José Luis Cuerda. The film was also titled, in various places, as the Butterfly's Tongue and Butterfly Tongues. The film centers on Moncho (Manuel Lozano) and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernán Gómez) who introduces the boy to the world. While the story centers on Moncho's ordinary coming-of-age experiences, tensions related to the looming Spanish Civil War periodically interrupt Moncho's personal growth and daily life.The film received some critical acclaim. It was nominated for the 2000 Goya Award for "Best Picture" and it won the Goya Award for "Best Adapted Screenplay." Butterfly also has a 95% rating on RottenTomatoes.com.When fascists take control of the town, they round up known Republicans, including Don Gregorio. Moncho's...
Esquilache is a 1989 Spanish film directed by Josefina Molina. The film stars Fernando Fernán Gómez as Leopoldo de Gregorio, Marquis of Esquilache. The film is based on the play "Un Soñador Para Un Pueblo" by Antonio Buero Vallejo....
El espíritu de la colmena ('The Spirit of the Beehive') is a quiet, enigmatic film released in 1973 and featuring a very young child in the leading role. It is the directorial debut of Victor Erice, and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. Made during the last few years of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, and set in 1940, the film subtly criticizes post-civil war Spain. It is, however, far more memorable for its sympathetic portrayal of a young child's world, and for Ana Torrent's luminous presence.
Spirit of the Beehive is visually brilliant despite the fact that the cinematographer, Luis Cuadrado, was going blind during filming. It is also notable for its references to Frankenstein, even featuring sections of the film in the narrative.
The main character is six-year-old Ana, a shy little girl who lives in an isolated Spanish village with her parents and her older sister, Isabel. The year is 1940, and the civil war has just ended. Her aging father spends most of his time...
Fernando Fernán Gómez was born