José Luis Borau( 8 August 1929 - 23 November 2012 )
José Luis Borau Moradell was a Spanish producer, screenwriter, writer, and film director. He won the Goya Award for Best Director in 2000 for Leo.
Borau was born in Zaragoza. In addition to directing, he acted in some films.
He was president of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , and member of the jury at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival in 1991. In February 2008 he was elected to the B seat of the >Real Academia Española.
Borau died, aged 83, in Madrid.
Born in Zaragoza. He was the only son of a middle class couple, old enough to be his grandparents. During the Spanish civil war he was no sent to school by his overprotecting parents. From an early age, Borau had great love for literature and films. Following family pressure, he studied law in his...