Emilio Martínez-Lázaro

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Emilio Martínez-Lázaro (born 1945) is a Spanish film director famous for such films as The Other Side of the Bed and Ocho Apellidos Vascos.

Spanish filmmaker Emilio Martínez-Lázaro's first association with cinema came when he joined the Escuela de Argüelles, a group of independent filmmakers. He made his first short film, Circunstancias del Milagro/The Circumstances of the Miracle, in 1968; re-edited in 1972 and retitled El Camino del Cielo/The Road to Heaven, it was shown at several international film festivals. He made his first feature, Pastel de Sangre/Blood Cake, in 1971. Martínez-Lázaro entered the television industry in 1974, directing episodes of numerous television series, and since then has continued to work in both venues. Martínez-Lázaro's 1978 film Las palabras de Max shared a Golden Bear at the 28th Berlin International Film Festival with García Sánchez's La Trucha/The Trout.[1] In addition to directing, Martínez-Lázaro has established himself as a noted screenwriter.


Martínez-Lázaro was born in Madrid in 1945. He studied in a Jesuit school and later began studies in Industrial Engineering and then in Physical Sciences in Madrid.



2015 Ocho apellidos catalanes
2014 Ocho apellidos vascos
2012 La montaña rusa
2007 Thirteen Roses
2005 Los 2 lados de la cama
2002 El otro lado de la cama
2001 The voice of its master
1997 Secondary roads
1994 The Worst Years of Our Lives
1991 Amo your rich bed
1988 The game more amused
1985 Lulu at night
1980 Its golden years
1978 Las palabras de Max
1971 Pie of blood
1970 I love my rich bed

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  1. ^ a b "Berlinale 1978: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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