The Truebas: like father, like son
by Sergio Ríos
04/09/2009 - While Fernando Trueba is getting ready for the world premiere of his highly-anticipated new feature, The Dancer and the Thief, at the San Sebastian Film Festival, his son Jonás is making his first foray as a director.
Since August 24, he has been immersed in filming his debut work, Todas Las Canciones Hablan de Mí (“All the Songs Are About Me”), whose six-week shoot will take place in the Ciudad de la Luz studios, Alicante and Madrid.
Jonás describes Todas Las Canciones Hablan de Mí as a romantic comedy with a touch of melancholy and nostalgia, in which the "boy meets girl" premise becomes "boy tries to forget girl". This is all the more difficult as the girl from whom the protagonist has just separated occupies all his memories and he is beginning to think that all songs are about him.
The film stars Oriol Vila and Bárbara Lennie, alongside Ramón Fontseré, Eloy Azorín, Bruno Bergonzini, Valeria Alonso and Daniel Castro.
Production is being handled by Gerardo Herrero’s Tornasol Films, in collaboration with Castafiore Films. These two closely-connected companies have collaborated in the last 18 months on titles such as Danis Tanovic’s Triage, Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro [trailer], Álex de la Iglesia’s The Oxford Murders [trailer, film focus], and Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes’ Sex, Party and Lies [trailer].