Agusti Villaronga | Mourning the death of director Agustí Villaronga, “a treasure of cultural heritage”



Characters from the world of cinemaculture and politics I lamented this Sunday on Director Agosti Villaronga passes away (Palma, March 4, 1953), who died at dawn in Barcelona at the age of 69, surrounded by his family and friends. The Catalan Film Academy reported earlier today about Villaronga dies. “for you The talent, his sensitivity, and his immense capacity for love “Everything he touched and his films will remain forever,” he said in a statement.

Head of Government Pedro SanchezHe lamented the loss and stated, through a message shared on Twitter, that Villaronga was a director with a “unique look”. Likewise, he assured that the Mallorcan filmmaker’s legacy “will remain forever as it is One of the treasures of cultural heritage Spanish.” Also from the Executive, and Minister of Culture , Mikel Eseta defined the late director as “a great phenomenon of Catalan cinema”.

Talent and sensitivity

Also through social networks, “The President” Berry Aragones referred to him as “one of the most acclaimed and benchmark directors of Catalan cinema” and thanked him “for moving us – he wrote – with Talent and sensitivityThe President of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengole, lamented the death of “one of the most important filmmakers in our history, who has won fame both within the country and abroad.” “It’s a very sad day,” he said.

Producer, screenwriter, film director and former president of the Catalan Film Academy Isuna Pasola He explained on Rac1 that Villaronga was suffering from cancer and that after spending the Christmas holidays in Mallorca, “everything accelerated”. President of the Catalan Film Academy, judith colell, I announce that Sunday’s Gaudí Awards will be a “Salutation” To guide. Villaronga became known as an acclimatizer “Pa Negre”, a novel Emily Texdoor. With this film he received recognition at the San Sebastian Festival, Goya and Gaudí.

A “genius” with “tremendous talent”

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“It will be a very sad party,” Colel said on Radio Catalunya. “But also very special, in memory of one of the greatest among us,” continued the director, who claimed Villaronga “genius” Cinema with “immense talent”.

“He was one of the great figures of European cinema among us,” confirmed Colley, who will miss Villaronga “as a director, Ref And as a friend.” The Catalan Film Academy is already working so that Sunday’s gala will be a tribute to the late director.

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