De la Iglesia lands Spain’s National Cinema Prize

Officials at the Icaa Spanish Film Institute have bestowed the high honour upon the filmmaker, whose feature The Oxford Murders became the highest-grossing Spanish film in the U.K. in 2008.

The prize, which aims to reward the most outstanding contribution to Spanish cinema over the past year, lands de la Iglesia a cheque for 30,000 Euros ($37,940/£24,930) and also recognises his 17-year career and his work as the president of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a post he’s held since 2009.