Truman (2015 film)

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Truman (Official film poster).jpg
Original Spanish theatrical release poster
Directed byCesc Gay
Produced byDiego Dubcovsky
Written by
  • Tomàs Aragay
  • Cesc Gay
Music by
  • Nico Cota
  • Toti Soler
CinematographyAndreu Rebés
Edited byPablo Barbieri
  • BD Cine
  • Imposible Films
  • Kramer & Sigman Films
  • Telefe
  • TVE
Distributed by
Release date
  • 12 September 2015 (2015-09-12) (TIFF)
  • 24 September 2015 (2015-09-24) (Argentina)
  • 30 October 2015 (2015-10-30) (Spain)
Running time
109 minutes[1]
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • Spanish
  • English
Budget$3.8 million
Box office$9 million[2]

Truman is a 2015 comedy-drama film directed by Cesc Gay[3] and co-written by Gay and Tomàs Aragay. The film stars Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, and Dolores Fonzi. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and in the Official Section of the 2015 San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it was awarded the Silver Shell for Best Actor for Darín and Cámara.[4][5] It won five Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Darín), and Best Supporting Actor (Cámara).[6]


Julián, living in Madrid, receives an unexpected visit from his friend, Tomás, a professor living in Canada. Julián is an actor and has had cancer for a year, and his only companion now is Truman, his loyal dog. The friends and Truman share four days together.

Julián reveals he is opting for assisted suicide rather than chemotherapy if his health deteriorates. His cousins Paula and Tomás are disturbed by the news and share emotional and meaningful moments during Tomás's visit. They try to cope with Julián's situation. Julián gives his dog to his friend and they bid goodbye after an intense conversation.



Awards Category Nominated Result
63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival Golden Shell for Best Film Nominated
Silver Shell for Best Actor Javier Cámara and Ricardo Darín Won
II Premio Feroz Zinemaldia Won
III Premios Feroz[7] Best Drama Nominated
Best Director Cesc Gay Nominated
Best Screenplay Cesc Gay and Tomàs Aragay Won
Best Main Actor Javier Cámara Nominated
Ricardo Darín Won
Best Supporting Actress Dolores Fonzi Nominated
Belgian Film Critics Association[8] Grand Prix Nominated
30th Goya Awards[9] Best Film Won
Best Director Cesc Gay Won
Best Original Screenplay Cesc Gay and Tomàs Aragay Won
Best Actor Ricardo Darín Won
Best Supporting Actor Javier Cámara Won
Best Editing Pablo Barbieri Nominated


  1. ^ "TRUMAN (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Truman (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Truman Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Truman". TIFF. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Awards and Jury Members". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  6. ^ "'Truman' Wins Top Goya Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  7. ^ Pérez Martín, María (9 December 2015). "'La novia' lidera las nominaciones a los Premios Feroz 2016". LosExtras (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  8. ^ ""Carol" désigné film de l'année 2016 par les critiques belges". 7sur7 (in French). De Persgroep. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  9. ^ "'The Bride' Leads Spain's Goya Award Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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