Rafael Gil

Rafael Gil (22 May 1913 – 10 July 1986) was a Spanish film director and screenwriter.

Rafael Gil
Born22 May 1913
Died10 July 1986 (1986-07-11) (aged 73)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationFilm director and screenwriter
Years active1937–1984

His film La guerra de Dios (1953) won the Bronze Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1953 and also won best film and best director at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. His film La noche del sábado (1950) was nominated for the Gold Lion at the 1950 Venice Film Festival and his film El beso de Judas (1954) was also nominated for the Gold Lion at the 1954 festival in Venice. His film Let's Make the Impossible! (1958) was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He has won nine prizes of the National Syndicate of Spectacle of Spain.

Gil was a prominent director of the Franco era. His later works, often in collaboration with the Pro-Franco screenwriter and novelist Fernando Vizcaíno Casas, looked back nostalgically to the years of Franco's rule.[1]



  1. Mira p.147


  • Mira, Alberto. Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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