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Madrid, 1987 (2011/2012)
Opened: 10/12/2012 Limited
|Quad Cinema/NYC||10/12/2012 - 10/18/2012||7 days|
|reRun Theater||10/19/2012 - 10/25/2012||7 days|
|NoHo 7||10/25/2012 - 11/01/2012||8 days|
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Genre: Spanish Drama (Spanish w/English subtitles)
On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel, a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting in a cafe with Angela, a young journalism student. He takes her to a friend's studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear. Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen, locked in a bathroom, naked, without the possibility of escape. Removed from the outside world, the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in an unevenly matched duel involving age, intellect, ambition and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the background to the power shifts that continually take place between them over twenty-four hours.
David Trueba was born in Madrid in September 1969. The youngest of eight siblings, he studied journalism and began working in journalism, radio and television. His first screenwriting credit was on Emilio Martinez-Lazaro's "Amo tu cama rica" (1992). He subsequently studied film in the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and, upon returning to Spain, further established himself as a screenwriter, once again under the direction of Emilio Martinez-Lazaro, on "Los peores anos de nuestra vida", one of the big hits of 1994, and in television where he co-directed the program "El peor programa de la semana" (1993-94) together with El Gran Wyoming.
His work as a screenwriter continues on films such as "Two Much" (1995, Fernando Trueba), "Perdita Durango" (1997, Alex de la Iglesia), "La nina de tus ojos" (1998, Fernando Trueba), "Vengo" (2000, Tony Gatlif) and Carles Bosch's documentary "Balseros" (2002), which he also co-produced and which is the only Spanish documentary to date to have been nominated for an Oscar.
In 1996 he began his career as a film director with the "La buena vida", presented in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. In 2000 he directed his second film "Obra maestra" and in 2003, "Soldados de Salamina", an adaptation of Javier Carcas's novel, which was presented in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. In 2006 he directed "Bienvenido a casa", winner of the Best Director prize in the Malaga Film Festival, and the film-conversation about Fernando Fernan-Gomez, "La silla de Fernando". In 2010 he directed the Canal + television series "¿Que fue de Jorge Sanz?". His latest film as a writer and director is "Madrid, 1987" (2011).
Alongside his film work, he has had a literary career. He has published three novels (Anagrama publishing), which have been translated in more than ten languages: "Abierto toda la noche" (1995), "Cuatro amigos" (1999) and "Saber Perder" (2008), which earned him the National Critics Prize for Best Novel and was a finalist for the prestigious Prix Medicis in its French translation.