Fernando Trueba

Fernando Trueba
Born Fernando Rodríguez Trueba
(1955-01-18) 18 January 1955
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Producer, director, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1974 –present
Spouse(s) Cristina Huete

Fernando Rodríguez Trueba, known as Fernando Trueba, (born 18 January 1955) is a book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.

Between 1974 and 1979 he worked as a film critic for Spain's leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, he founded the monthly film magazine Casablanca, which he edited and directed during its first two years. He is the author of Diccionario (Planeta 1997, Plot 2004, Galaxia Guttenberg 2006) and the editor of Diccionario del Jazz Latino (SGAE, 1998).

Among other awards, he has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994,[1] the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enlightment at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] Miracle of Candeal won the Goya for Best Documentary, and Chico and Rita won the Goya for Best Feature Animation. In 1999, The Girl of Your Dreams was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] In 2011 he won the Award of the Hungarian National Student Jury for Chico and Rita at the 7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials.[4]

As a music producer he has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards.


In September 19, 2015 the filmmaker made the following humorous speech at the National Film Award of Spain ceremony held in the Madrid "I don't know why they give me this prize. I have never seen myself as a Spanish, not even five minutes of my life" "I always thought that in case of war, I would go with the enemy" and "I wished that France have won the war of Independence".

He is the brother of David Trueba and the father of Jonás Trueba.

Filmography as director

Discography as music producer


  1. "The 66th Academy Awards (1994) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. "Berlinale: 1987 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  3. "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  4. 10. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 7. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2011.
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