Jaime Rosales (director)
Jaime Rosales is a Spanish film director and film producer. He spent three years in Cuba studying cinema at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión in San Antonio de los Baños in La Habana, at Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney, he did several successful short films before his long film debut with Las horas del día that received the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes film festival. In 2007 filmed his second film, La soledad, his cinema is influenced by Robert Bresson or Yasujirō Ozu, he shows fragments of lives with ascetic forms and still shots. He won the Goya Award for Best Director for La soledad, film that received the Goya for Best Film too, his 2012 film Dream and Silence has been selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, appeared at the 56th London Film Festival. His 2014 film Beautiful Youth was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Director and screenwriter: 2003: The Hours of the Day 2007: Solitary Fragments 2008: Bullet in the Head 2012: Dream and Silence 2014: Beautiful Youth 2018: PetraProducer: 2003: Las horas del día 2003: Un instante en la vida ajena 2006: La linea recta 2007: La soledad 2008: Tiro en la cabeza 2009: El árbol Jaime Rosales on IMDb
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernández Gómez better known as Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Argentina while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour in Latin America, he would use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924. After the Spanish Civil War he interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but continued working on plays, he received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte, he received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite, he won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
Having been much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre", "Plenilunio", a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas". He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945, he married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on 21 November 2007 from a heart failure; as he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a red anarchist flag. El Vendedor de Naranjas Madrid, Tebas, 1961. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1986. El Viaje a Ninguna Parte Madrid, Debate, 1985. El Mal Amor Barcelona, Planeta. Historic novel. El Mar y El Tiempo Barcelona, Planeta, 1988. El Ascensor de Los Borrachos Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1993. La Cruz y el Lirio Dorado Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1998. Manicomio El mensaje El malvado Carabel La vida por delante La vida alrededor Sólo para hombres La venganza de Don Mendo Y el mundo sigue Los palomos El extraño viaje Ninette y un señor de Murcia |Ninette y un señor de Murcia Mayores con reparos Crimen imperfecto Cómo casarse en 7 días Yo la vi primero La querida Bruja, más que bruja Mi hija Hildegart Cinco tenedores Mambrú se fue a la guerra El viaje a ninguna parte El mar y el tiempo Fuera de juego Siete mil días juntos Pesadilla para un rico A Porta do Sol Lázaro de Tormes Las bicicletas son para el verano Café Gijón Fernando Fernán Gómez on IMDb Fernán Gómez: Writer, Movie-Maker, Anarchist
Joaquín Oristrell is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He has written scripts to Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Fernando Colomo and others directors before his film debut in 1997 with Mediterranean Food El próximo oriente Va a ser que nadie es perfecto Reinas ¡Hay motivo! Inconscientes Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena Los abajo firmantes Sin vergüenza Between Your Legs Novios ¿De quién se ríen las mujeres Éxtasis Joaquín Oristrell on IMDb
David Rodríguez Trueba is a Spanish novelist, film director and screenwriter. He is the brother of Academy Award winner Fernando Rodríguez Trueba and the ex-husband of actress Ariadna Gil, he has published two novels in Anagrama Editions. Amo tu cama rica, with Emilio Martínez Lázaro. Los peores años de nuestra vida Perdita Durango La niña de tus ojos Balseros Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed The Good Life Obra Maestra Soldados de Salamina Bienvenido a Casa La silla de Fernando, documentary about Fernando Fernán Gómez Madrid, 1987 Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados ¡Hay motivo! El elfante del rey, by Víctor García León Más pena que gloria, by Víctor García León Adiós con el corazón, by José Luis García Sánchez Airbag, by Juanma Bajo Ulloa Suspiros de España, by José Luis García Sánchez Los peores años de nuestra vida, by Emilio Martínez Lázaro Amo tu cama rica, by Emilio Marínez Lázaro Evilio, by Santiago Segura David Trueba on IMDb
Isabel Coixet Castillo is a Spanish film director. She is one of the most prolific film directors of contemporary Spain, having directed twelve feature-length films since the beginning of her film career in 1988, in addition to documentary films and commercials, her films depart from the traditional national cinema of Spain, help to “untangle films from their national context... clearing the path for thinking about national film from different perspectives.” The recurring themes of “emotions and existential conflict” coupled with her distinct visual style secure the “multifaceted ” filmmaker's status as a “Catalan auteur.” Isabel Coixet started filming when she was given an 8 mm camera on the occasion of her First Communion. After obtaining a BA degree in History at Barcelona University, where she majored in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century History, she worked in advertising and spot writing with a magazine called Fotogramas, she continued in the world of advertising, producing brilliant work and standing out as creative director of the agency JWT.
Her illustrious client list included Renault and Ikea. She won several accolades for her spots. Coixet made her first short film in 1984: “Mira y verás.” In 1988, Coixet made her debut as a director in Demasiado Viejo Para Morir Joven. For this movie, she was nominated at the Goya Awards as a Best New Director. In 1996, she traveled to the United States to shoot her first English-language feature film, entitled Things I Never Told You; this moving drama cast American actors led by Andrew McCarthy. Coixet received her second nomination at the Goya Awards for Best Original Screenplay. Coixet connected with a French production company, in 1998 she shot — for the first time in Spain and in Spanish — the historical adventure A los que aman. Two years she founded her own production company, with which she produced her most acclaimed film to date, Mi vida sin mí. Since she has been one of the most acclaimed directors of Spanish cinema. In 2000, she founded her own production company called Miss Wasabi Films, for which she has produced over 400 commercials.
Her international success came in 2003 thanks to the intimate drama My Life Without Me. The film was based on a short story by Nancy Kincaid; the Canadian actress Sarah Polley played Ann, a young mother who decides to hide from her family that she has terminal cancer. This Hispanic-Canadian co-production was praised at the Berlin International Film Festival. Coixet continued working with Polley on a new film, The Secret Life of Words, released in 2005 starring Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins and Javier Cámara; the film was awarded four Goyas: Best Director, Best Production and Best Screenplay. In 2005, Coixet joined eighteen other international filmmakers, among them Gus Van Sant, Walter Salles and Joel and Ethan Cohen, to make the groundbreaking collective project Paris, je t’aime, in which each director explored a different Paris quarter. Coixet has made prominent documentaries on major themes, such as Invisibles, selected for the "Panorama" section of the 2007 Berlin Film Festival, about the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders.
The documentary Journey To The Heart of Torture, filmed in Sarajevo during the Balkan War and won an award at the October 2003 Human Rights Film Festival. In April 2006, she was honored with the Creu de San Jordi De Cine Awards by the Generalitat de Catalunya; the Barcelona director received not one but two awards. In addition to the critical award for The Secret Life of Words as the best Spanish film, she received the Rosa de Sant Jordi prize, voted by the audience of Radio Nacional de España, for the best production; the award ceremony was held at the Palau de la Música. In 2008, Coixet released Elegy, filmed in Vancouver and produced by Lakeshore Entertainment; the film was based on Philip Roth's novel The Dying Animal, was written for the screen by Nicholas Meyer, starred Penélope Cruz and Ben Kingsley. Elegy was presented at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, she premiered the film Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, shot in both Japan and Barcelona and starring Rinko Kikuchi, Sergi López and Min Tanaka, with a script by Coixet herself.
And at the Centre D'Art Santa Mònica, she inaugurated From I to, an installation in honor of the work of John Berger. That same year she received the Gold Medal for Fine Arts and was part of the jury of the 59th edition of the Berlin Film Festival. In April 2009 at the Centre d'Arts Santa Mónica in Barcelona and in April 2010 at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Coixet presented a monographic exhibition dedicated to the British writer, art critic and artist John Berger entitled "From I to J. A tribute by Isabel Coixet to John Berger," with the collaboration of the architect Benedetta Tagliabue and the participation of the actresses Penélope Cruz, Monica Bellucci, Isabelle Huppert, Maria de Medeiros, Sarah Polley, Tilda Swinton and Leonor Watling. In 2009 she directed a short documentary called "La mujer es cosa de hombres" about male violence and the media. For a project entitled "50 years of..." about the history of Catalonia. In 2010, she took on responsibility for the content of one of the three Spanish Pavilion lounges for the Expo Shangai.
Plus, she inaugurated the exhibition "Aral. The Lost Sea", which shows her documentary with the same title, shot in Uzbekistan in 2009. In 201
Loving Pablo, internationally known as Escobar, is a 2017 English-language Spanish drama film directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, based on Virginia Vallejo's memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar. It was screened out of competition in the 74th Venice International Film Festival and in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Between 1983 and 1987, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar had an affair with journalist and television presenter, Virginia Vallejo. Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar Penélope Cruz as Virginia Vallejo Peter Sarsgaard as Shepard Julieth Restrepo as Maria Victoria Henao David Valencia as Santos David Ojalvo as FBI Agent Giselle Da Silva as Olguita Arranz On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 30% based on 46 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 4.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Loving Pablo bungles its cinematic real-life story -- and a pair of talented stars -- in producing a lurid biopic that adds nothing to the Escobar subgenre."
On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". In a mixed review, Stanley Widianto, writing for The Jakarta Post, calls the film "a rinse-and-repeat of the tales of the late notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar" that relies on its thriller components. Widianto notes that the film suffers from scattered storytelling and succeeds at adding complexity to the story of Escobar. Official website Loving Pablo on IMDb Loving Pablo at Rotten Tomatoes
J. A. Bayona
Juan Antonio García Bayona is a Spanish film director. He is best known for directing the 2007 horror film The Orphanage, the 2012 drama film The Impossible, the 2016 fantasy drama film A Monster Calls. Bayona's latest film is the 2018 science fiction adventure film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, he has directed television commercials and music videos. Bayona was born in Spain, he studied at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya. At age 19 he met Guillermo del Toro at the Sitges Film Festival presenting Cronos. After their initial conversations, del Toro promised to aid Bayona in the future if he were in the position to do so. After graduating from ESCAC he began his career directing commercials and music videos. At the age of 20, he signed his first contract as audiovisual producer for the Spanish band OBK. After three years working with them, he was awarded the Premios Ondas for the music video "Tú sigue así". Since he has become the principal director of the group Camela and was commissioned to illustrate the piece "Cómo repartimos los amigos", in which the duo Ella Baila Sola bid farewell to their audience.
He has directed music videos for Pastora Soler, Nena Daconte, Enrique Bunbury and Miren Iza, in which the original singer Jeanette appears at the end of the video. In 2012 he created the music video for "Disconnected" by the British band Keane. In 1999 he directed the short film My Holidays and in 2002 The Spongeman. In 2004 Bayona met writer Sergio G. Sánchez, working on the short 7337. Sánchez offered Bayona the script for The Orphanage. In order to create the film he wanted, Bayona had to double its runtime, he was assisted by Guillermo del Toro. The Orphanage premiered on 20 May 2007, at the Cannes International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation lasting more than ten minutes. Months on 11 October 2007, it premiered in Spanish cinemas and grossed $8.3 million. Bayona was awarded the Goya Award for Best New Director in 2008; the film was nominated for 14 categories of Goyas, won 7. In October of that same year, Variety announced that Universal Studios had signed a contract with Bayona to adapt the film Hater by David Moody, written by Glen Mazzara and produced by Guillermo del Toro.
Bayona was one of the many candidates considered to direct The Twilight Saga: Eclipse but was not interested in making the film. In August 2010 he began filming The Impossible, based on the experiences of a Spanish family that lived through the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Filmed in English and starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, the film was released on 11 October 2012, to positive critical response. In its first weekend it grossed $8.6 million, breaking the record for the best opening in the history of the Spanish box office. The Impossible was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Actress for the interpretation of Naomi Watts; the film was nominated in 14 categories at the Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, of which it won five awards. In 2013 The Impossible received a National Film Award in the framework of the 61st International Festival of San Sebastián. In March 2012 Bayona directed the music video "Disconnected", the second single from the album Strangeland by the British band Keane.
The band has stated that it admires Bayona's film work, Bayona has said he follows the music of Keane. On 11 September 2016, Keane released a music video for an exclusive new song, "Tear Up This Town", written and recorded for the fantasy drama film A Monster Calls, directed by Bayona; the single was made available for digital download on 23 September 2016. Bayona was responsible for directing the first two episodes of the Penny Dreadful series, created by John Logan and released on Showtime. Filmed in Dublin, the series tells the story of a group consisting of a rich man, a medium, a gunman and a young doctor, all looking for the rich man's missing daughter. To do this, they must cope with strange beings and Victorian era literary characters like Frankenstein and Dorian Gray; the series has a lot of its creator, according to Bayona. In 2014, Bayona began shooting the film A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the novel by Patrick Ness, starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson; the film, released in 2016, tells the story of a young boy who cares for his mother, ill with cancer, while befriending a monster.
With this film, Bayona closed his personal trilogy about mother-child relationships. In 2018, Bayona next directed the science fiction sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it became Bayona's first feature film to receive mixed reviews from critics. Back in October 2008, Variety announced that Universal Studios had signed Bayona to direct Hater, an adaptation of British author David Moody's thriller novel about an epidemic of violence caused by regular people; the film will be produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Mark Johnson. My Holidays The Spongeman The Orphanage The Impossible A Monster Calls Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Penny Dreadful J. A. Bayona at AllMovie J. A. Bayona on IMDb J. A. Bayona at Rotten Tomatoes