Composer Iglesias gets Spanish film honor


MADRID -- Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias has won Spain's National Film Award, the Ministry of Culture said Monday.

Iglesias has composed scores for 40 films, including "The Constant Gardener," which earned him an Oscar nomination in 2005.

A longtime collaborator with Spanish directors Pedro Almodovar and Julio Medem, among others, Iglesias has won seven Goya Awards for original score from the Spanish Academy, including those for Medem's "Sex and Lucia" and Almodovar's "Talk to Her."

The €30,000 ($40,800) National Film Award is awarded by the ministry's Film Institute in a ceremony during the San Sebastian International Film Festival, running Sept. 20-29.

Iglesias is in Los Angeles completing the score for Marc Forster's "The Kite Runner."