José Luis Alcaine

José Luis Alcaine (born 26 December 1938) is a Spanish born cinematographer. Educated in Tangier's he was the first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as key lighting in the 1970s. He has worked on films such as Belle Époque (Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 1993), Two Much (1995), Blast from the Past (1999) and The Skin I Live In (2011).

José Luis Alcaine
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Jose Luis Alcaine in Denia, Valencia in 2005
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(1938-12-26) 26 December 1938 (age 81)
Years active1965-present

He won the European Film Award for Best Cinematographer for Volver.

His enormous cinematographic work has been rewarded with five Goya Awards for the best photography of a total of eighteen nominations.

On 18 February 2019, he received the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.[1]



  1. ^ Europa Press (17 February 2019). "Los Reyes presiden este lunes en Córdoba la entrega de Medallas de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 February 2019.

External linksEdit Conference about the inspiration of El Bosco, Middle Age Paintings and the Miracles and Mysteries Theater ( North Europe) or Street Theater ( England )