|Directed by||Luis César Amadori|
|Produced by||Luis César Amadori|
|Written by||Pedro Miguel Obligado|
|Starring||Pedro López Lagar
|Music by||Isaac Albéniz|
|Edited by||Jorge Gárate|
|Distributed by||Argentina Sono Film|
|Release date(s)||4 February 1947|
|Running time||125 minutes|
Albéniz is a 1947 black-and-white Argentine Silver Condor award-winning biographical drama film directed by Luis César Amadori and written by Pedro Miguel Obligado (es). The film stars Pedro López Lagar and Sabina Olmos (es). It won the Silver Condor Award for Best Film and numerous other awards, given by the Argentine Film Critics Association in 1948 for the best picture of the previous year.
The film is based on the life of Spanish composer and pianist, Isaac Albéniz. Albéniz is first seen as a child prodigy who is so talented some observers regard him as a fraud; the boy is also shown as the victim of a tyrannical father, who lives his own life through his son's accomplishments. Escaping his father's dominance as an adult, Albéniz first moves to South America and later to the United States, experiencing a colorful array of tempestuous love affairs.
He returns to Spain, but manages to land a scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, but once again his mind is on women rather than music. Eventually he rises to international fame through a series of self-financed concerts, ultimately earning every conceivable award and accolade for his work. Actor Pedro López Lagar won critical acclaim for his portrayal.
- Pedro López Lagar as Isaac Albéniz
- Sabina Olmos
- Marisa Regules
- Pedro Aleandro (es)
- Amadeo Novoa (es)
- Andrés Mejuto (es)
- Mercedes Díaz
- Susana Canales (es)
- Federico Mansilla (es)
- Eduardo Otero
- María Esther Podestá
- Lilian Valmar (es)
- Berta Ortegosa (es)
- Adolfo Linvel
- Miriam Sucre (es)
- Pastora Soler
- César Fiaschi (es)
- Eugenio Nigro
- Vicente Climent (es)
- José María Gutiérrez (es)
Release and acclaim
The Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences gave several awards for this film:
- Best Picture: Argentina Sono Film
- Best Director: Luis César Amadori
- Best Actor: Pedro López Lagar
- Special mentions: Pedro Miguel Obligado (guionista), Sabina Olmos (actriz), Raúl Soldi (escenógrafo), Guillermo Cases (director musical), Antonio Merayo (director de fotografía), Mario Fezia (operador de cámara), José María Paleo (sonidista), Jorge Garate (montajista) and Roque Giacovino (director de fotografía)
- "Los ganadores, año por año" (in Spanish). Cine.ar. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "ARCHIVO · Premios Anuales 1941 - 1953" (in Spanish). Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
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