- Issue date: 26/04/2012
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 28,8 x 40,9 mm. (verticales) y 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontal)
- Sheet effects: 50
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,36 € y 0,70 €
- Print run: 300.000 sellos de cada motivo
- Dented: 13 ¾
This year’s Spanish Cinema issue is made up of three stamps devoted to the “Best film” of the Goya Awards 2012 and to actors Fernando Rey and Francisco Rabal.
On February 19th, the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid hosted the 26th edition of the Goya Awards. 29 prizes were awarded in various categories and the Goya for best film went to No habrá paz para los malvados. Directed and written by Enrique Urbizu, it is a thriller story of a detective who gets involved in a triple murder. Intrigue and police investigation are at the core of this film noir, winner of six awards to the best film, best director, actor, script, sound and editing.
Fernando Casado Arambillet known as Fernando Rey (La Coruña, 1917-Madrid, 1994) has been one of the most versatile Spanish actors. His first part was in Eugenia de Montijo (1944) where his acting skills became evident. He worked with renowned directors such as Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Garcia Berlanga, Carlos Saura and Luis Buñuel amongst others. With the latter he acted in Viridiana (1961), El discreto encanto de la burguesía (1972) and Ese oscuro objeto de deseo (1977). He appeared in more than 170 films and worked with international filmmakers such as Orson Welles and Bertrand Tavernier and he starred in the memorable TV series Don Quixote (1990) by Manuel Gutierrez Aragón. Amongst his many awards are the Best Actor at the Cannes Festival (1977) for his role in Elisa, vida mía and two Silver Shells at the Festival of San Sebastian.
Francisco Rabal (Aguilas, Murcia, 1926 - Bordeaux, France, 2001) was one of the most sought after young performers in the 1950s. He was a theatre, film and TV actor who worked with the most innovative directors in Spanish cinema. Under Luis Buñuel he acted in Nazarin (1958), Viridiana (1961) and Belle de Jour (1966). Juan Antonio Bardem, Carlos Saura, J. L. Garcia Sanchez, Visconti and Antonioni were other directors with whom he worked. In the early 1980's his career took a turn with more charismatic roles in La Colmena and Los Santos Inocentes (1984) by Mario Camus, with whom he won the award for Best Actor at Cannes. For his part in Goya en Burdeos (1999) he obtained this award for the second time. In TV he starred in series such as Los Desastres de la Guerra, Cervantes and Juncal. He had a deep characteristic voice and his fame was internationally acknowledged.