Emilio Fernández

(redirected from Emilio Fernandez)
Emilio Fernández
Emilio Fernández Romo
Birthday
BirthplaceHondo, Coahuila, Mexico
Died
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Fernández, Emilio

 

Born Mar. 26, 1904, in Hondo, in the state of Coahuila. Mexican motion-picture director, screenwriter, and actor.

Fernández took part in the revolutionary movement from an early age. He was arrested, and in 1926 he escaped from prison and emigrated to the USA. In 1928 he began appearing in films in Hollywood, performing roles that demanded agility and daring. After returning to Mexico in 1933 he acted in films, becoming a director in 1942.

The film Maria Candelaria (1944) brought Fernández world renown. He also directed The Wild Flower (1943), The Pearl (1946), Rio Escondido (1948), Maclovia (1948), A Village Girl (1949; released in the USSR as A Mexican Girl), and The Net (1953). Beginning in 1958 he acted in and occasionally directed films abroad. In 1967 he directed the film A Loyal Soldier of Pancho Villa in Mexico.

Fernández’ films portray ordinary people and reflect Mexican folklore, customs, and daily life; they are permeated by the freedom-loving spirit of the Mexican people. Fernández’ style of directing is marked by austerity, realistic clarity, and great sensitivity. G. Figueroa was the cameraman for most of Fernández’ films.

REFERENCES

Martinez Pastor, E. Emilio Fernández. Murcia, 1958.
Ferná’ndez Cuenca, C. Homenaje a Emilio Fernández. San Sebastian, 1961.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Separately, on Friday, a New York judged sentenced Honduran Hector Emilio Fernandez Rosa to life in prison for drug trafficking.
So in essence both Producer Jim Burke and I have statues of Emilio Fernandez displayed in our offices
Smith Family Foundation; Emilio Fernandez; and an anonymous donor to launch the "Do Good" Initiative.<br />Part of the latest campaign aims to raise more money for scholarships and co-curricular activities, including internships and study abroad trips that can increase opportunities for students.<br />"We build students' dreams our dreams one scholarship, one faculty member, one hands-on experience at a time," Wallace D.
Not so much urban as urbane, Bracho was lighter on mexicanidad than his internationally acclaimed contemporary Emilio Fernandez, although both frequently worked with the same cinematographer, the supremely pictorial Gabriel Figueroa.
Emilio Fernandez is our good friend and fellow OJ team rider and his family owns the best surf camp in Mexico.
Additionally, Philippine Consul General Emilio Fernandez pointed out that 'The parole program's implementation this year coincides with our two countries' 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Chapter 3, "Declarar La Guerra, 1940-1950," profiles the lives of Mexican film star Pedro Armendariz, director Emilio Fernandez, actresses Dolores Del Rio and Maria Felix, who were part of the core of Mexican films about the Revolution made during this period.