As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma. Based on Lion Feuchtwanger's novel, Goya is one of ten East German films originally shot in 70mm. This release is the director's cut and shows the influence of great filmmakers from Buñuel and Saura, to Eisenstein. Goya was nominated for the Golden Prize at the 1971 Moscow International Film Festival.
Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren, Tatyana Lolova, Rolf Hoppe, Mieczyslaw Voit, Mikhail Kozakov, Arno Wyzniewski, Lyudmila Chursina, Veriko Anjaparidze, Ariadna Shengelaia, Gustaw Holoubek, Ernst Busch, Petar Slabakov, Igor Vasilev