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Pilar Miró

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Birthday: Apr 20, 1940

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

The former head of Spanish state television, Pilar Miró ranked among Spain's foremost directors. Outside of Spain, Miró remains best-known for her internationally acclaimed sophomore feature, The Cuenca Crime (1971). A graphically violent look at how the Civil Guard tortured victims earlier in the century, the film generated great controversy and was initially banned in a recently democratized Spain. However, authorities did allow Miró's film to represent Spain in the 1980 Berlin Film Festival; that year it won awards at other international festivals. Miró's subsequent efforts have garnered awards in Spain. Between 1982 and 1986, Miró worked for the Socialist government as the director general of cinematography in the Ministry of Culture. From 1986 to 1989, she was the director general of state television RTVE. Miró left in a cloud of scandal after she was accused of using government funds to buy herself a new wardrobe. While Miró admitted that she had indeed bought some clothing with the money, she was never prosecuted and the case was dropped. In 1995, Miró directed television coverage of the wedding of King Juan Carlos' daughter Princess Elena. Just before her death on October 19, 1997, Miró similarly covered the nuptials of Princess Cristina in Barcelona. Miró, who had a long history of coronary ailments and had twice undergone heart surgery, died of a heart attack.



No Score Yet The Engagement Party or The Request (Pilar Miró) Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger) Director Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Tu nombre envenena mis sueños (Your Name Poisons My Dreams) Director 1996
No Score Yet The Bird of Happiness (La Pájaro de la felicidad) Director 1993
No Score Yet Beltenebros Screenwriter Director 1991
No Score Yet Amor y Venganza Screenwriter Director 1991
No Score Yet The Cuenca Crime (Crimen de Cuenca) Director Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet Gary Cooper, Who Art in Heaven (Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos) Director 1980


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