The famous Spanish actress Concha Velasco, who has been key in the performance and diffusion of emblematic songs that are part of the soundtracks of mythical movies in the history of Spanish cinema, and that has also been host of the program ‘Neighborhood Cinema’ in the Spanish Television , will receive the FIMUCITÉ – Antón García Abril award.
The award will be presented precisely in the concert entitled ‘Neighborhood Cinema in concert’ on September 23rd at the Guimerá Theater in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where a band of musicians will perform versions of mythical songs from Spanish cinema, with the participation of the vocalists Esther Ovejero and Fran León.
FIMUCITÉ will also pay in this 12th edition posthumous tribute to the composers Joe Harnell and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Joe Harnell, who died in 2005 at the age of 80, began his career as a pianist in the world of pop and jazz. His great success came in 1963, with his arrangement for “Fly Me to the Moon”, for which he won a Grammy Award for best instrumental pop performance. At the age of 49, he moved to Hollywood and started working as a composer for film and television, participating in series such as ‘The Bionic Woman’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘V’, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1983. This last one will be performed in the Closing Gala of the Festival as a world premiere.
Jóhann Jóhannsson died last February 2018, being only 49 years old. He was nominated for an Oscar for his scores for ‘Sicario’ (2015) and ‘The Theory of Everything’ (2014), with which he won the Golden Globe. His soundtrack for Denis Villaneuve’s film ‘Arrival’ (2016), will also be present at the Closing Gala of the Festival with another world premiere.
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