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Emilio Martínez Lázaro
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Emilio Martínez Lázaro

Emilio Martínez-Lázaro is a Spanish film director famous for such films as The Other Side of the Bed and His Master's Voice. 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/What Max Said shared a Golden Bear at that year's Berlin Film Festival with García Sánchez's La Trucha/The Trout. In addition to directing, Martínez-Lázaro has established himself as a noted screenwriter.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Emilio Martínez Lázaro Facts

BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

Selected Filmography

Not available.