Legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura has died aged 91.
In a statement today, the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences said Saura, “one of the fundamental figures in the history of Spanish cinema”, died at home surrounded by loved ones.
He had been due to receive the academy’s Honorary Goya Award at the annual awards ceremony on Saturday. He was presented with the statuette at home a few days ago.
Saura’s most recent project, documentary Walls Can Talk, world premiered at San Sebastian last year.
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