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Director Antonio Gonzalo will be in attendance
Director: Antonio Gonzalo
Running Time: 107 minutes
Drama, Biographical, Poetry
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Cast: Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Marc Clotet, Tamara Arias, Ana Fernández, Alex O'Dogherty
Fascinating journey fraught with poetry for the life of Spanish Nobel Juan Ramon Jimenez, from the nineteenth century to the late 50s, baring his complex personality, his troubled love life, his intense love story with Zenobia Camprubí, and his friendship with Machado , Sorolla, Lorca, Alberti, Azaña, Pau Casals ... in his long pilgrimage through Moguer, Sevilla, Bordeaux, Madrid, and exile in New York, Miami and Puerto Rico.
DIRECTOR ANTONIO GONZALO
Antonio Gonzalo is the director of Juan Ramón Jiménez, released in Spain with the title La Luz con el Tiempo Dentro, which narrates the life of the poet awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1956.
In his previous film, Una Pasión Singular, he examined the history of the Andalusian politician, writer and intellectual Blas Infante, as well as the turbulent years of the Spanish Civil War. Before this he had directed El Aroma del Copal, released in many countries as Scent of Vengeance, starring James Brolin and set in Guatemala during the Rios Montt's dictatorship.
Antonio Gonzalo was born in Logroño, Spain in 1951. He studied drawing and painting at the Fine Arts School, architecture at the University of Navarra and philosophy at the University of Saragossa, where he also directed at the Drama School. He worked as vice principal at a high school and graduated from the Higher School of Dramatic Arts.
At the end of the 1970s he began an intense audiovisual career with Tierra de Rastrojos, based on a true story set in the rural farmlands of Andalusia in the 1930s and 1940s, which was included in the Official Selection of the Berlin Film Festival and declared to be of Special Cinematic Interest by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In the 1990s he worked for long periods of time in Los Angeles. He was presented with the Junta de Andalucía Award for the whole of his film production. He has lived in Seville in recent years.
Among many other audiovisual works, he has produced thirteen films and directed seven. The seven include those already mentioned and Demasiado para Gálvez, a film noir comedy about a famous real estate scam on the coast of Malaga, Las Huellas del Lince (The Trace of Lynx), filmed in four European countries with David Carradine and Terroristas, the winner of the Special Quality Award by the Ministry of Culture and declared to be of Special Cinematic Interest.