Antonio Román

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Ourense, Ourense, Galicia, Spain
During the 1940s, Antonio Román was Spain's most celebrated filmmaker and went on to become one of the managers of the Cooperativa Cinematográfica Castilla. Originally planning to be a pharmacist, he instead turned to film criticism, writing for some of Spain's most distinguished journals. By 1934, he had also begun directing, starting with a few short documentaries. His first full length film, 1941's "Escuadrilla" (Squadron), was made in collaboration with Sáenz De Heredia. Other features directed by Román include 1944's "Lola Montes" and 1947's "La Fuentovejuna". Read more...