ORTEGA Y GASSET AWARDS

Top Spanish journalism awards reward investigative reporting and new storytelling formats

EL PAÍS co-founder praises press freedom at ceremony attended by political, business and cultural leaders

Gender inequality

Spanish filmmakers call for forum to tackle problem of sexual harassment

In wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal, women denounce gender inequality in the industry

Crisis in Catalonia

Isabel Coixet: “They’re throwing us out of Catalonia”

Movie director expresses bitterness about independence bid at premiere of her new film

Cinema

Alicia Vikander provides touch of glamor at San Sebastian film festival

But director of Spanish event, which starts Friday, admits he cannot compete with Venice red carpet

MEDIA

Ortega y Gasset journalism awards celebrate social reporting

King Felipe VI presides gala event that coincides with 40th anniversary of the foundation of EL PAÍS

MEDIA

EL PAÍS celebrates its 40th anniversary

The newspaper is commemorating four decades of providing information, defending democratic values and serving its readers

Filmmaker Vicente Aranda dies at 88

Barcelona-born director made 25 features, including 1991’s ‘Amantes’

Government approves spending package a week before elections

Plan Pive seeks to boost car sales, while Family Support Plan includes new tax deductions Working mothers will see their pensions boosted according to how many kids they have

Ortega y Gasset Awards pay tribute to bravery of the free press

Media restrictions in Venezuela form focus of gala for EL PAÍS-awarded journalism prizes

CINEMA

A record year for Spanish movies

Homegrown films have earned €123 million so far in 2014, the highest figure on record

CINEMA

Basque filmmaker’s ‘Negotiator’ takes tragicomic look at ETA terrorism

Borja Corbeaga’s new movie dares to find the funny side of the failed 2005 peace talks

ORTEGA Y GASSET

EL PAÍS journalism awards celebrate the power of a free press

‘Guardian’ editor Alan Rusbridger delivers a passionate speech at Thursday’s ceremony

CINEMA

Tearing up Spain’s movie distribution rulebook: part II

The sequel to Paco León's 'Carmina o revienta' is aiming for an equally unconventional release

CINEMA

The movies clean up their act

Producer Enrique Cerezo has restored 300 key titles from his enormous film catalogue Smartened-up works by Berlanga, Erice and Rossellini are all set for new Blu-ray and DVD releases

CULTURE

Culture minister blames busy schedule for Goya Awards no-show

José Ignacio Wert will not attend annual Spanish cinema celebration after jeers at precursor event

Filmmaker Jaime de Armiñán receives honorary Goya Award

This year’s nominees applaud 86-year-old at pre-gala gathering

Film industry finally gets some relief

Government and sector pact to raise investor tax breaks from 18 to 25 percent

AWARD CEREMONY

Almodóvar seizes stage to berate Rajoy and Merkel for austerity policies

Spanish director’s outspoken performance overshadows fellow European Film Academy award winners

CINEMA

“If you’re seeing this, it means I’m dead”

A documentary tells the story of murdered Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg

Audience figures rise 59 percent as Spain’s cinema chains begin price war

Cinesa and Yelmo Cineplex are offering reduced weekday tickets at 3.50 euros

Big screen, small prices

The success of the nationwide Fiesta del Cine event has reopened the debate on ticket costs

culture

Spanish cinema: in the red

Film Protection Fund will be unable to meet owed subsidy payments in 2014

Soccer, slaughter and the Beatles

Films about foosball, cannibals and John Lennon are lighting up San Sebastián

Bayona the bounty hunter

Director awarded National Cinema Prize for the success of ‘The Impossible’

‘Cell 211’ director tells his Strait story

Daniel Monzón is back working with star Luis Tosar in drug-trafficking thriller ‘El niño’

“Of the hundred doors you knock on, one always opens”

Film composer Lucas Vidal’s latest score is for ‘Fast & Furious 6’

CINEMA

Is there an audience left for independent film in Spain?

The demise of distributor Alta Films will mean considerably less choice for moviegoers Hollywood will end up taking an ever-larger share of the market