Basilio Martín Patino

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Basilio Martín Patino (2013).

Basilio Martín Patino (29 October 1930 in Lumbrales, Salamanca Province – 13 August 2017 in Madrid)[1] was a Spanish film director, specializing in a creative approach to documentary works. He produced important pieces on the Spanish Civil War (Canciones para después de una guerra), the famous dictator (Caudillo), or his executioners (Queridísimos verdugos). He also produced fiction (Nueve cartas a Berta, Octavia). He's done excellent works on the fake documentary category, developing the possibilities of the medium. His interest on ancient and modern film technologies has got him involved on a huge collection of magic lanterns and zootropes, and to the early adoption of video technologies, as the new digital tools, as 3D image and offline editing.

In 1977, he was a member of the jury at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] In 2005, he received the Gold Medal from the Spanish Academy of Cinema.


  • El noveno (1960)
  • Torerillos, 61 (1962)
  • Nueve cartas a Berta (1966)
  • Love and Other Solitudes (1969)
  • Paseo por los letreros de Madrid (1968) with J. L. García Sánchez
  • Canciones para después de una guerra (1971)
  • Queridísimos verdugos (1973)
  • Caudillo (1974)
  • Hombre y Ciudad (1980)
  • Retablo de la Guerra Civil Española (1980)
  • Inquisición y Libertad (1982) with J. L. García Sánchez
  • El Nacimiento de un Nuevo Mundo (1982) with J. L. García Sánchez
  • El Horizonte Ibérico (1983) with Elbia Álvarez
  • La Nueva Ilustración Española (1983) with J. L. García Sánchez
  • Los Paraísos Perdidos (1985)
  • Madrid (1987)
  • Octavia (2002)
  • Homenaje a Madrid (2004)
  • Corredores de fondo (2005)
  • Fiesta (2005)
  • Capea (2005)
  • Libre te quiero (2012)


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