Manuel Lógar is a Spanish director and screenwriter, born in Madrid in 1971. He is best known for his acclaimed feature films, including “The Miracle of Candeal”, “The River” and “Todos Estamos Invitados”.
Lógar began his career in the mid 1990s, directing short films for Spanish television. His feature directorial debut was “La Vida es una Loteria”, which received critical acclaim and won several awards. This was followed by “Todos Estamos Invitados” in 2003. This film was a critical success, though it did not perform well at the box office.
In 2005, Lógar released “The Miracle of Candeal”, a drama about a young girl from a poor background who dreams of becoming a professional singer. The film was highly acclaimed and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It won several awards, including the Goya Award for Best Picture and the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
The following year, Lógar released “The River”. This was a drama about two young men from different backgrounds who become close friends despite their differences. The film was a commercial success and earned Lógar nominations for the Goya Award for Best Picture and the European Film Award for Best Director.
In recent years, Lógar has continued to make critically acclaimed films. His most recent feature, “The Son of the Fish”, was released in 2017 and was well received by critics.
Lógar is a highly regarded filmmaker in his native Spain. His films are known for their strong social commentary and realistic portrayal of life in contemporary Spain. He has won numerous awards, including the Goya Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. With his unique style and heartfelt stories, Lógar has established himself as one of the most respected directors in Spanish cinema.