Almería Western Film Festival 2017


To the actress KITI MÁNVER (Málaga, 1953)

“Beyond its connection to the Western genre (or to bandit films, as is the case of Curro Jiménez), the features of the ASFAAN Award placed Kiti Mánver on the short list of people deserving of this Award in our Festival. She is one of the few Andalusian actresses who hasn’t received this Award yet, which seems unfathomable to us. Her name is deeply rooted in Spanish cinema history over the last three decades. One of her first appearances in the cinema world was in the Western film “La Banda de Jáider”. She is one the most beloved actresses, and one the few that enjoy unanimous prestige in cinema, theatre and television


After several roles in the theatre, she made her debut in cinema playing the protagonist of the film Speak, Little Mute Girl (Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, 1973), together with José Luis López Vázquez. She quickly joined the group of filmmakers and actors linked to the “comedia madrileña” movement during the Spanish Transition, taking part in films like What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (Fernando Colomo, 1977), Ópera Prima (Fernando Trueba, 1980) and Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pedro Almodóvar, 1980). She also took part in the filming of the episode “El destino de Antonio Navajo” in the TV series Curro Jiménez in 1976, in TVE channel. During the eighties and nineties, she stood out for her interpretation of secondary characters, versatile and chameleonic, like the one in All for the Money (Enrique Urbizu, 1991), for which she won the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her most famous roles are the ones she played under the directors Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), The Flower of My Secret, Broken Embraces), Miguel Hermoso (Marvelous Light, Lola), Alex De la Iglesia (Common Wealth), and in the TV fiction series Gran Reserva, The origen, Velvet and Cable Girls.


Wednesday, October 10th / 21:00 h. / Municipal Theatre of Tabernas