Mar 21, 2017
Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra
6.45 – 8.50pm
Entry: $12.00 (+ Eventbrite booking fee $1.53)
A smash hit success in its home nations, TRUMAN is a funny, heartfelt portrait of friendship, and life’s unexpected ups and downs.
Two of the greatest talents in modern Spanish cinema – Ricardo Darin (Wild Tales) and Javier Camara (Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed) – take centre stage in the multi award-winning new film from Cesc Gay, the director of 2014’s A Gun In Each Hand.
When theatre actor Julián (Darín) receives an unexpected visit from his childhood friend Tomás (Cámara), the encounter is bittersweet. This reunion is their first meeting in many years, triggered by Julian’s failing health. Tomas is baffled by his friend’s decision to forgo treatment and instead focus on putting his affairs in order: distributing possessions, reconciling past disputes, and, most importantly, finding a home for his beloved Boxer, Truman. It’s this task that is causing Julián the greatest concern.
Over four days, the two men walk the streets of Madrid, visiting bookshops, restaurants, doctors, and veterinarians, and examine their lives – their loves, successes and failures – speculating on what the future holds.
“Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting – and quite often both at once”….Joe Leydon, Variety
“A quiet humour suffuses this tender insight into the importance of friendship”…..David Stratton, The Australian