Truman (2015 film)

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Truman
Truman (Official film poster).jpg
Original Spanish theatrical release poster
Directed by Cesc Gay
Produced by Diego Dubcovsky
Written by
  • Tomàs Aragay
  • Cesc Gay
Starring
Music by
  • Nico Cota
  • Toti Soler
Cinematography Andreu Rebés
Edited by Pablo Barbieri
Production
companies
  • 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]
Country
  • Spain
  • Argentina
Language
  • 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]

Plot[edit]

Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who is a professor and lives in Canada. Julián is a theater actor and has had cancer for a year, and his only companion now is Truman, a loyal dog. The two friends, along with Truman, share four days together. Julián reveals he is opting for assisted suicide rather than chemotherapy if things get worse. His cousin Paula and Tomás are equally disturbed by the news and they share emotional and meaningful moments during the stay-over. They try to cope with Julián's complicated situation. Julián sends his dog with his friend and they bid goodbye after an intense confrontation.

Cast[edit]

Accolades[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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". SanSebastianFestival.com. 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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