RIP Roberto Bodegas. Film director Roberto Bodegas,
founder along with José Luis Dibildos of the well-known as “The Third Way of
Spanish Cinema” died in Madrid, Spain on August 2, 2019, he was 86. Bodegas
began his career in feature films in the early 1970s with Spaniards in Paris,
work in which actors such as José Sacristán, Máximo Valverde, Tina Sainz or Ana
Belén shared screen. The film talked about the difficulties of Spanish women
when emigrating to France in the 60s. Subsequently, other titles such as “Vida
Conyugal sana” (1974), also with Ana Belén and José Sacristán, in which divorce
in Spain, or “Libertad Provisional” (1976), with Concha Velasco and Patxi
Andión addressing the social reintegration of the prisoners. He was an assistant
director on 1973’s “Chino” starring Charles Bronson.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.