Fernando Trueba
Date of Birth
Jan 18, 1955
Birth Place:
Madrid, Spain


A relatively obscure name on the international scene, Spanish director Fernando Trueba has long been well known in his native country for his preoccupation with eccentric projects, which have ever so delicately skirted good taste. One of Trueba's earliest films was 1980's Opera Prima, a comedy about a romance between cousins. 1990's Twisted Obsession did Opera Prima one better in probing a slightly unnatural brother-sister relationship. Fernando Trueba's biggest success was 1992's surprise hit, Belle Epoque, which won the American Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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