Eduardo Mignogna

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Argentine helmer-scribe Eduardo Mignogna, a three-time Goya winner, died Oct. 6 in Buenos Aires. He was 66.

After years as a novelist, the Buenos Aires native broke into directing in 1982 with “Evita (quien quiera oir que oiga),” about the younger years of Argentina’s former first lady Eva Duarte de Peron.

He went on to win the Goya, Spain’s top film award, for Spanish-lingo foreign film in 1997 for humorous love story “Sol de Otono” (Autumn Sun), two years later for orphan tale “El Faro” (The Lighthouse) and in 2002 for prison escape drama “La Fuga” (The Escape). The latter, based on a novel of his, was a box office hit at home.

In 2005, he released Federico Luppi-starring reencounter drama “El Viento.”

He was in preproduction on “La Senal,” a detective story based on his 2002 novel of the same name. It was to star Ricardo Darin (“Nine Queens”) and Diego Peretti (“Tiempo de valientes”).

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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