The actor Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Pilar Bardem Award – Cinema, Help and Solidarity of the Academy, in its third edition
With the aim of promoting and recognizing the solidarity actions and humanitarian values of the filmmakers, the Academy created the Pilar Bardem Award – Cinema, Help and Solidarity, which in its third edition will receive Emilio Gutiérrez Caba next October 21.
Through cinema, television and theater, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba – a member of one of the most brilliant sagas on the Spanish scene – has marked the lives of many generations. For the actor and president of AISGE, the entity that manages the image rights of the interpreters, a position in which he replaced the recently disappeared Pilar Bardem, it is a pride to collect this recognition that in his two previous calls went to Bardem and Amparo Climent .
“Genres exist, but above them is intelligence. Pilar and Amparo are two extremely intelligent people who I have a lot of affection for. For me, Pilar has been of enormous significance; and Amparo is a woman with great vitality. I am very grateful for this award, especially on behalf of the women in my family, who are the ones who have helped me eat, educate myself and live, which is priceless ”, she declares.
Born in Valladolid, where this year he will collect the SEMINCI Spike of Honor, this well-known actor (who has been active for almost six decades) has participated in numerous shorts and debut operas. “Our profession is generous, we must help those who are starting out”, highlights the youngest of the Gutiérrez Caba brothers, for whom it is a priority to integrate young creators. “I have a very continuous idea of theater and cinema. We give the witness to others and others who, more than advice, need suggestions, ideas. We have to do everything we can to support them because, of the inheritance that we leave them, we will be quite responsible ”, he assures.
He began as a laboratory technician and made his film debut with ‘El llanero’ in 1963. ‘La Cante’, Nine Letters to Berta ‘,’ Wether ‘,’ La colmena ‘and’ La Comunidad ‘, a film that earned him his first Goya for Best Supporting Actor –he won the second with ‘El cielo Abierto’– are some of the numerous films by this veteran professional, who qualifies as “fundamental” the AISGE Foundation’s Memory of the Spanish Scene Workshop that he put on Amparo Climent is underway, and he hopes to resume shortly the cinephile cycle that he programs and directs at the Foundation.
Gutiérrez Caba, who has told the story of the women in his family in the book ‘The inherited time’, has spent his entire life on stage and in front of the small and big screen. “There is a bad legend about the lack of generosity of the interpreters. I have met enormous actors and actresses: Rodero, Fernán-Gómez, Amparo Rivelles, Núria Espert, my sisters… Working with them has been one of the most emotional experiences of my life. And I can’t forget about the technicians, who take great care of us. We go from one production to another, and in each film you make friends that you may not see again. Losses that make your heart a little harder and also your soul a little softer, “he says.
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