RIP Javier Ibarretxe
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Basque cinema has been shocked after learning Tuesday the death of Javier Ibarretxe , died at age 52 at the Hospital de Basurto victim of complications from liver cancer . He was a pioneer who wanted at all costs from his native Bilbao stable producer, Ibarretxe & Co , with his brothers , with whom he had since the late 80s struggling to shoot short and long mostly in the genre of comedy. The company supplies water inherited from his father served as a theater for these wonderful crazy even reached Hollywood.
So , Javi Ibarretxe was the producer of '7 : 35 AM ' . , The short film Oscar nominee Vigalondo in 2005 Together with his brothers signed ' Only Dies Twice ' , a delirious comedy filmed in 1997 with Álex Angulo Santiago Segura and starring a zombie actor. Three years later, faced Ibarretxe the most ambitious project of his career, ' Sabotage ' , an expensive period comedy set in the Battle of Waterloo and Stephen Fry as Wellington. Its failure at the box office prompted took four years to return as a producer with thriller Norberto Ramos ' common Muertos ' .
Javier Ibarretxe again Vigalondo produce his first feature, ' Timecrimes ' title already become cult among international cinephilia restless. The Comedy ' A nearly perfect world ' , directed by his brothers Esteban and José Miguel , and the Argentine film " Las acacias " are his latest works . "It was a great producer who dreamed Bilbollywood make Bilbao ," he cried yesterday Eduarno partner Carneros . "A man who always showed his modesty, humility and humanity ."
Born: 1961, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Pais Vasco, Spain
Died: 4/15/2014, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Pais Vasco, Spain
Javier Ibarretxe's western - producer:
Six Shooters - 2010