Aragonese director Charles Saura, 90 years old, get Goya Honor 2023 for “shaping the history of contemporary Spanish cinema,” Academy Film President Fernando Méndez-Leite said Thursday. The Aragonese director has Goya for the film Hey Carmela! (1990).
Throughout his career, Saura has been nominated for an Oscar, a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, a National Film Award, a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and a Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Fine Arts, among other awards.
The award will be presented at the 37th exhibition goya gala which will take place on February 11 in Seville.
Speaking on the occasion of Spanish Film Day, Mendez-Leite also announced that next year the number of nominees will be increased from four to five in all Goya categories.