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Former San Sebastian Film Festival director Diego Galán dies aged 72

Galán was also a film critic and author.

Diego Galán, the former artistic director of San Sebastian International Film Festival, has died on April 15 in Madrid, aged 72.

Galan was credited with boosting the international profile of the festival and injecting it with a dash of glamour.

Coming from a long career as a film journalist and author, Galán was first appointed artistic director in 1986, having worked as a consultant to the festival for the previous year. He ran San Sebastian until 1989, returned as a general consultant from 1993-94, and was sole director from 1995 to 2000.

Achievements during his time included the

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