DIRECTOR

Barcelona - 1967

Director’s note

TRUMAN is an attempt. At overcoming the panic we all feel in
life when faced with illness and impending death: our own or that of
a loved one. It is an exploration of how we react to the unexpected,
to the unknown, to grief.
TRUMAN is also a film about friendship and the relationship between
two men facing that adversity, the man who is ill and the man who
accompanies him. TRUMAN is also a film about friendship and the
relationship between two men facing that adversity, the man who
is ill and the man who accompanies him. Two men and a dog, our
protagonist’s faithful companion, whose name gives the film its title.
I was very fortunate in getting the two actors I wanted from the start
for the two lead roles. RICARDO DARIN and JAVIER CÁMARA
joined the project immediately and I will always be grateful to them
for that and the performances they have given us.

Cesc Gay

UNA PISTOLA EN CADA MANO Director and scriptwriter, 2012

  • Goya for Best Supporting Actress: Candela Peña
  • Grand Jury Best Performance. Miami International Film Festival
  • Prix du Jury Jules Verne – Nantes Spanish Film Festival

V.O.S. Director and scriptwriter, 2009

  • Best Screenplay. Mar del Plata International Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival. Contemporary World Cinema

FICCIÓ Director and scriptwriter, 2006

  • Best Film. Mar del Plata International Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival. Contemporary World Cinema

EN LA CIUDAD Director and scriptwriter, 2003

  • Official Section Competition: 51 San Sebastián Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival. Contemporary World Cinema
  • Goya for Best Actor: Eduard Fernández

KRÁMPACK Director and scriptwriter, 2000

  • Semaine de la Critique. Cannes Film Festival
  • Prix de la Jeunesse. Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Director. Málaga Film Festival
  • First Golden Tesafilm Award. Filmfest Hamburg
  • Prix Fipresci. Chicago International Film Festival
  • Ciutat de Barcelona Award, 2001

HOTEL ROOM Co-director and scriptwriter, 1998

  • Section Zabaltegi. 46 San Sebastián Film Festival