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Fernando Trueba in conversation with Jan Martínez Ahrens

Talk El País:

Arequipa 2020, 

The film director, producer and screenwriter, Fernando Trueba (Spain) has been the President of the Spanish Film Academy (which gives the Goya Awards), has been made a Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters and has his own star on the Cannes Walk of Fame. In 1993 he won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Belle Époque and his films have won a total of nine Goya awards. Trueba’s career has been closely linked to Latin America, with productions such as the documentary Calle 54 (2000), about some of the celebrated names in Latin jazz; El baile de Victoria (2009), based on the novel of the same name by Antonio Skármeta, set in Chile; Chico y Rita (2010) an animated feature film that pays homage to Cuban music; and recently Forgotten We’ll Be (2020), a film version of the masterpiece, Oblivion, by the acclaimed Colombian writer Héctor Abad Faciolince. In conversation with the director of El País in America, Jan Martínez Ahrens.