Lucas Demare

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Lucas Demare
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Born(1910-07-14)July 14, 1910
DiedSeptember 6, 1981(1981-09-06) (aged 71)
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, Film producer
Years active1938-1977

Lucas Demare (July 14, 1910 – September 6, 1981) was an Argentine film director, screenwriter, and film producer prominent in the Cinema of Argentina in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.


At the 1943 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards, Demare won Silver Condor awards for Best Director, Best Film and numerous other awards for The Gaucho War (1942),[1] a film which is considered by critics in Argentina to be one of the best films in its history. He won further awards including Best Film and Director for Su mejor alumno (1944) at the 1945 Argentine Film Critics Association Awards. He wrote and directed other films such as El cura gaucho (1941), La calle grita (1948), Mi noche triste (1951), Zafra (1958) and La Boda (1964). His last film as a director was Hombres de mar in 1977. In 1964, he was a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] He died of a heart attack at the age of 71 in 1981.

His brother was the composer Lucio Demare who wrote several film scores for Lucas' productions.

Filmography as director[edit]

Lucas Demare between the screenwriters Homero Manzi (right) and Ulyses Petit de Murat (1942)


  1. ^ Oliveri, Ricardo García (1994). Lucas Demare (in Spanish). Centro Editor de América Latina. p. 60.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1964: Juries". Retrieved 2010-02-16.

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