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Eloy de la Iglesia

Highest Rated:   53% Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
Lowest Rated:   53% Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
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Though he launched his career as a director in the late '60s with Algo Amargo en la Boca/Something Bitter in the Mouth (1968), Spanish filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia did not attract widespread notice until his fourth effort, the critically acclaimed thriller El Techo de Cristal/The Glass Ceiling (1970). Before entering Spanish cinema, de la Iglesia studied humanities at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; he also attended the prestigious Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques in Paris. Following graduation, de la Iglesia established himself as a writer of children's television programs for Radiotelevisíon Española in Barcelona. During the early '70s, de la Iglesia was a member of the Spanish Communist Party; his films of this period reflected his beliefs and often centered on violent forms of social protest. Favorite topics included class relations and social oppression by the state. Many of de la Iglesia's films contained prodigious amounts of bizarre sex, which generated even more controversy. After the mid-'70s, de la Iglesia's films increasingly focused on homosexuality and social problems such as juvenile delinquency and drug addiction. De la Iglesia contended with the latter himself in the 1980s and even stopped making films for a time. Claiming his addiction to cinema was stronger than his drug problems, de la Iglesia eventually kicked his habit and resumed his career. In Spain, his filmography has been closely aligned with the aesthetic of the "Y-Front."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Navajeros
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Fantasía... 3
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Murder In A Blue World
  • Director
2009
53% Bulgarian Lovers
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2003
No Score Yet Estanquera de Vallecas, La
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet El diputado (Confessions of a Congressman)(The Deputy)(The Deputy and the Congressman)
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Colegas
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet El Diputado
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet La Criatura (The Creature)
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Murder in a Blue World
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet Nadie oyó gritar (No One Heard the Scream)
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet La Semana del asesino (The Cannibal Man) (The Apartment on the 13th Floor) (Week of the Killer)
  • Director
1971

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