Fernando Trueba

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Fernando Trueba
Fernando Trueba Press Conference The Queen of Spain Berlinale 2017.jpg
Fernando Trueba in 2017
Fernando Rodríguez Trueba

(1955-01-18) 18 January 1955 (age 67)
Madrid, Spain
  • Producer
  • film director
  • screenwriter
Years active1974–present
SpouseCristina Huete

Fernando Rodríguez Trueba (born 18 January 1955),[1] known as Fernando Trueba, is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.

Between 1974 and 1979, he worked as a film critic for Spain's leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, he founded the monthly film magazine Casablanca, which he edited and directed during its first two years. He is the author of Diccionario (Planeta 1997, Plot 2004, Galaxia Guttenberg 2006) and the editor of Diccionario del Jazz Latino (SGAE, 1998).

Among other awards, he has won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994,[2] the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enlightment at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] Miracle of Candeal won the Goya for Best Documentary, and Chico and Rita won the Goya for Best Feature Animation. In 1999, The Girl of Your Dreams was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] In 2011 he won the Award of the Hungarian National Student Jury for Chico and Rita at the 7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials.[5]

As a music producer he has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards.

He is the elder brother of David Trueba.[6] He is married to producer Cristina Huete [es],[7] and he is the father of director Jonás Trueba.[8]



Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1980 Cuentos Eroticos No Segment writer No Segment "Koñensoaten"
Opera prima Yes Yes No
La Mano Negra No Yes No
1982 A Contratiempo No Yes Executive
1983 Sal gorda Yes Yes Yes
1985 Sé infiel y no mires con quién Yes Yes No
De tripas corazón No Yes Executive
1986 El año de las luces Yes Yes No
1988 Miss Caribe No Yes No
1989 Twisted Obsession Yes Yes No
1992 Belle Époque Yes Yes No
1995 Two Much Yes Yes No
Suspiros de España (y Portugal) No Yes No
1998 La Niña De Tus Ojos Yes Uncredited No
2002 El Embrujo de Shangai Yes Yes No
2009 El Baile de la Victoria Yes Yes No
2010 Chico and Rita Yes Yes No Co-directed with Tono Errando and Javier Mariscal
2012 El Artista y la Modelo Yes Yes No
2016 La reina de España Yes Yes No
2020 Forgotten We'll Be Yes No No
2022 They Shot The Piano Player Yes Yes No Co-directed with Javier Mariscal;


Producer only[edit]

Year Film Role
1981 Vecinos Executuve Producer
1986 Lulú de noche Producer
1988 El Juego Más Divertido Executive Producer
1991 Alas de Mariposa Associate Producer
1992 Sublet Executive Producer
1996 La Buena Vida Producer

Short Film[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Producer
1974 Oscar y Carlos Yes Yes Yes
1978 En Legítima Defensa Yes Yes No
1979 Homenage à trois Yes Yes No
El León Enamorado Yes Yes Yes
1980 Tunait is de nait No No Executive
1982 Oscar y Carlos 82 Yes Yes Yes
2011 Café de Colombia No Idea No
Versus No Yes No


Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1982 Mientras El Cuerpo Aguante Yes Yes No
1995 Lumière and Company Segment Director No No
2000 Calle 54 Yes Yes Yes
2003 Blanco y Negro Yes Executive No Concert film
2004 El Milagro de Candeal Yes No No
Wit No Executive No
2008 Old Man Bebo No Executive No


Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1990 La Mujer de Tu Vida Yes Yes Yes Directed 1 episode; wrote 2 episodes and the story only for 1 episode; produced 4 episodes and executive produced 2 episodes
1990-1992 Magicians of the Earth No No Yes TV Documentary series; 4 episodes
1993 El Trio en Mi Bemoll Yes Yes No TV Movie
1994 La Mujer de tu Vida 2 No Story Yes Worte the story for 1 episode; Executive produced 5 episodes and produced 2 episodes.
1996 Lumiere Sur Un Massacre Yes No No Directed 1 episode

Discography as music producer[edit]


  1. ^ Boquerini (8 April 2022). "Una debut prima llamada 'Ópera prima'". El Correo.
  2. ^ "The 66th Academy Awards (1994) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1987 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  4. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  5. ^ 10. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 7. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2011.
  6. ^ "Fernando Trueba: "Las películas me eligen"". EFE. 27 January 2022.
  7. ^ Albert, Antonio (3 December 2016). "La reina de Trueba no es Penélope, es Cristina Huete". El Español.
  8. ^ "Jonás Trueba continúa la saga familiar convertido en uno de los jóvenes directores de cine del momento". ¡Hola!. 9 October 2015.

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