ADDITIONAL CREDITS Producers: Marta Esteban, Diego Dubcovsky Writers: Cesc Gay, Tomàs Aragay Cinematographer: Andreu Rebés Editor: Pablo Barbieri Principal cast: Ricardo Darin, Javier Cámara, Dolores FonziCesc Gay (Barcelona, 1967) studied film in Barcelona and New York, where he co-directed his first feature film, Hotel Room (1998), with Daniel Gimelberg. He has since directed Krámpack (2000), In the City (2003), Fiction (2006) and A Gun in Each Hand (2012). In 2016, Truman won five Goya Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
TRUMAN Spain/Argentina, 2015 Spanish with English subtitles/ 108' Director: Cesc Gay Friday, Aug 26 7 PM | The Cinematheque When Julián receives an unexpected visit in Madrid from his lifelong friend Tomás, who now lives in Canada, the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion, their first meeting in many years, may also be their last. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián is focused on putting his affairs in order, while Tomás is still grasping at hope. For four intense days, the two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, tour the city sharing emotional, hilarious and surprising moments. Full of laughter and sadness, and led by brilliant performances by Ricardo Darin and Javier Cámara, Truman is a wonderfully touching film on how we say goodbye. “Cesc Gay's beautiful new film is a wise and tender ode to friendship, emotionally rich and honest.” SIFF Julián recibe la visita inesperada de su amigo Tomás que vive en Canadá. Los dos amigos junto a Truman, su perro fiel, compartirán a lo largo de cuatro intensos días, momentos emotivos y sorprendentes provocados por la difícil situación que está atravesando Julián. “Aunque lo que narra es trágico, el director no renuncia a provocarnos la sonrisa, al tono agridulce, a momentos de comedia. Su forma de contar la historia es precisa, elegante y compleja. Y dispone de uno de los mejores actores vivos, Ricardo Darín, ofreciendo un recital inolvidable.” Carlos Boyero