Fernando Trueba

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1955 in Madrid, ES

Filmography

other (53)

El Artista y la Modelo 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

El Artista y la Modelo 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Leon Enamorado 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

En Legitima Defensa 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Homenage a Trois 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Oscar y Carlos 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Sal Gorda 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Urculo 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Artist and the Model 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Artist and the Model 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Chico & Rita 2012 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Chico & Rita 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chico & Rita 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

El Baile de la Victoria 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

El Baile de la Victoria 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

El Milagro de Candeal 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Milagro de Candeal 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

El Milagro de Candeal 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Soldados De Salamina 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Embrugo de Shanghai 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Embrugo de Shanghai 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Calle 54 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Calle 54 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Calle 54 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Calle 54 2000 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Spanish Fly 1999 (Movie)

Anthropologist (Actor)

The Girl of My Dreams 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Girl of My Dreams 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Carreteras Secundarias 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Much 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Much 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Antartida 1995 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Lumiere Et Compagnie 1995 (Movie)

featured director (Director)

Belle Epoque 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Belle Epoque 1994 (Movie)

(From Story)

Los Peores Años de Nuestra Vida 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sublet 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mad Monkey 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Mad Monkey 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wings of a Butterfly 1990 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Magicians of the Earth 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Ano de las Luces 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Ano de las Luces 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

El Juego mas Divertido 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lulu de Noche 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Se Infiel y no Mires con Quien 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Se Infiel y no Mires con Quien 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Mientras el Cuerpo Aguante 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Opera Prima 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Opera Prima 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

A Contratiempo 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Black Hand 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) unbeknownst to Americans save film festival attendees. This changed with the release of "Belle Epoque" (1993) which snagged a 1993 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. A story of a young soldier who stays with a painter and his four beautiful daughters, the film illustrated Trueba's desire to entertain through well-scripted comedies. His signature films include "El Ano de las Luces/The Year of Awakening" (1986) and "The Mad Monkey" (1989), his English-language debut, starring Jeff Goldblum.

According to Trueba, his influences include such diverse auteurs as Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir and Woody Allen. Trueba started out as a film critic for a Spanish daily before founding his own film magazine, "Casablanca", in 1980. He has also produced several films including "Lulu de Noche/Lulu By Night" (1985) and an English-language series entitled "Magicians of the Earth" (1989).

Relationships

Cristina Huete

Companion

David Trueba

Brother
born c. 1970

EDUCATION

University of Madrid

Madrid

University of Madrid

Madrid

Milestones

2000

Made "Calle 54", a performance piece documentary on Latin Jazz

1998

Helmed "The Girl of Your Dreams"

1995

Directed Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith in "Two Much", scripted by brother David

1992

Had international hit with the Oscar-winning "Belle Epoque"

1989

First English-language film, "The Mad Monkey"

1980

Founded film magazine, Casablanca

1980

Feature directorial debut, "Opera Prima/First Effort"

1974

First of early short films directed, "Oscar y Carlos"

Worked as a film critic for local newspapers and a Spanish film journal

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