The first cinematographic exhibitions in Spain took place in Madrid in May, 1896. From 1896,
many they were, foreign or native, those who exploited the new invention for the whole
Peninsula: Charles Kalb, Eduardo Moreno, Eduardo Gimeno, Antonio de la Rosa, Juan Minuesa,
Alexandre de Azevedo, Joseph Sellier ... the first tapes rolled in Spain were in Barcelona and
Madrid, in June, 1896.
The first Spanish director of international success was A Segundo de Chomón, which was
employed at France and Italy.
(Segundo de Chomón)
The first movie with argument was A “Riña en un café”(1897), of the
prolific photographer and the Barcelonian director Fructuós Gelabert.
Mute Spanish Cinema
It begins in 1896 in Barcelona and finishes in 1920. Are outlined the rural drama “La
Aldea Maldita”(1930) of Florián Rey and “Un Perro Andaluz” of Buñuel and Dalí.
- “La Aldea Maldita” - “Un Perro Andaluz”
Spanish Cinema Of Fiction
In the first movies of fiction, the interpretations were
exaggerating the gestures and movements with
regard to the habitual ones in the theatre, a
hyperdramatization to which all the actors could not
In 1987 the prizes created Goya as rival of the prizes Oscar for the
The prizes were created Fiercely in 2013, as rival of the Golden globes.
- Prizes Fierce - Pirzes Golden Globes Awards
The Spanish Cinema At Present
The Spanish actors at present are outlined:
- Mario Casas - Clara Lago - Hugo Silva
- Carmen Machi - Dani Rovira - María León
The current movies are:
- “Ocho apellidos Catalanes” - “Palmeras en la nieve”
- “A cambio de nada”