Albéniz (film)

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Albeniz 1947.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Luis César Amadori
Produced by Luis César Amadori
Written by Pedro Miguel Obligado
Starring Pedro López Lagar
Sabina Olmos
Music by Isaac Albéniz
Cinematography Antonio Merayo
Edited by Jorge Gárate
Distributed by Argentina Sono Film
Release dates
4 February 1947
Running time
125 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

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. 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.[1]


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.


Release and acclaim[edit]

The film won the Argentine Film Critics Association Award, the Silver Condor, for best film in 1948. It was also one of the main entries at the 2nd Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.

The Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences gave several awards for this film:[2]

  • 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)


  1. ^ "Los ganadores, año por año" (in Spanish). Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ARCHIVO · Premios Anuales 1941 - 1953" (in Spanish). Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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