José Padilla, The Gift

José Padilla o El Don

By Marta Figueras

Written by Merce Clasca, Eugenia Montero

Produced by Promarfi Futuro 2010
Savitel Media TV
Televisión Española-TVE
Cepa Audiovisual

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No one knows the life of Padilla, but everyone knows his songs.
With this documentary we intend to approach the preeminent figure of this Almeria's musician, not only from his fascinating biography, which is by itself a particular portrait of the twentieth century, but from the aspect of the artist that has drawn us more: his ability to connect with the sound of each city, with what people wanted to hear, and to compose the ''hit'' that will survive over time.
Some of Padilla's hits include: “La Violetera”, “El Relicario”, “El Taita del Arrabal”, “Princesita”, “Estudiantina Portuguesa”, “Valencia”, “Ça c'estParís” as well as more than 40 recordings of his music, made at different times and also present day ones too. Together, these will make up the soundtrack of the film.


  • Musical
  • 90 '
  • Dolby Digital
  • Colour
  • HD
  • Spanish