BARCELONA — Film composer Alberto Iglesias is to be handed Spain’s National Cinema Prize, the ministry of culture announced Monday.
Iglesias has composed scores for 40 pics, including “The Constant Gardener,” which was nommed for an Oscar.
He also worked on three pics helmed by Pedro Almodovar, “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her” and “Volver,” and several by Julio Medem, including “Vacas” and “Sex and Lucia.”
Iglesias has received seven Goya awards from the Spanish Academy.
“Iglesias is our most international composer and proof of Spain’s prominence in film score composition,” soundtrack scholar Joan Padrol told Variety. “Iglesias knows how to give images a singular strength.”
Spain’s National Cinema Prize was created in 1980. Helmers Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, Jose Luis Guerin and Joaquim Jorda, cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe and composer Jose Nieto are among the most recent recipients.