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You are in: Home > 2018. 66th Edition  > Awards and Jury Members > Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award Jury > Santos Zunzunegui
Santos Zunzunegui

Santos Zunzunegi Díez is Emeritus Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising (University of the Basque Country), film semiologist, analyst and historian. He has been a visiting professor at different universities in Europe, the USA and South America.

Among his most important books are: Mirar la imagen (1984); El cine en el País Vasco (1985); Pensar la imagen (1989); La mirada cercana. Microanálisis fílmico (1996; new revised and extended version, 2016), Robert Bresson (2001); Historias de España. De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de cine español (new revised and extended version, 2018); Metamorfosis de la mirada. Museo y semiótica (2003; Italian version Metamorfosi dello sguardo, 2011); Orson Welles (2005); Las cosas de la vida. Lecciones de semiótica estructural (2005); and La mirada plural (2008), winner of the Francisco Ayala International Essay Prize, the Italian translation of which came out in 2015 with the title of Lo sguardo plurale. In 2013 he published Lo viejo y lo nuevo (Cátedra), looking at five years of his work with the magazine Caimán. Cuadernos de Cine. He also sits on the editorial board of the latter.

In November 2014 he received the award from the Groupe de Recherche et Investigation de l'Image dans le Monde Hispanique (GRIMH), made up of French Hispanists and experts in the image.

The year 2017 saw the publication of his Bajo el signo de la melancolía. Cine, desencanto y aflicción, an ambitious study on the film dimension of that "cultural disease" called melancholy. He is currently working with Imanol Zumalde on an extensive essay on the notion of "documentary truth" and its film derivations.


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