oscars_57_Jose Luis Garci

José Luis Garci made Oscar history at the 55th Academy Awards when the film he directed, Volver a empezar, won the prize for Best Foreign Language Film, making it Spain’s first film to win in the category. The Spanish filmmaker would go on to earn three additional nods in the category, more than any other Spanish director. Garci’s films are characterized by his classical style and the underlying sentimentality of their plots.

Best Foreign Language Film, Volver a empezar, 55thAcademy Awards, Won
Best Foreign Language Film,  Sesión continua, 57thAcademy Awards, Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, Asignatura aprobada, 60th Academy Awards,  Nominated
Best Foreign Language Film, El Abuelo, 71st Academy Awards, Nominated

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