Franco, Ricardo

b. 1949, Madrid; d. 1998, Madrid
   Filmmaker
   After working as assistant director to his uncle and directing shorts and an experimental but largely unsuccessful film El desastre de Annual (The Massacre at Annual) (1970), Franco made his name in 1974 with Pascual Duarte, based on the novel by Cela. Depicting the unrelieved poverty, ignorance and cruelty of life in rural Spain, the film ends with the execution of Duarte by garrotting in all its stark reality. Despues de tanto años (After So Many Years) (1994) takes an equally hard look at physical disintegration and death. Featuring the Panero brothers, it functions as a sequel to Chávarri's El desencanto (Disenchantment) (1976). At the time of his sudden death from a heart attack in 1998, Franco was in the process of making Lágrimas negras (Black Tears).
   EAMONN RODGERS

Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture. 2013.

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