FICARQ IV edition, interview with Fernando Colomo

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Script and interview
Leonor Martín - METALOCUS
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Fernando Colomo and FICARQ IV edition.
Festival of Cinema and Architecture (FICARQ) IV edition, Santander, Spain.


Fernando Colomo was born on February 2nd, 1946, Madrid. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture of Madrid and the Official Film School. He debuted in 1977 with, Tigres de papel, a revelation in the Spanish cinema of the moment. A year later directs ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste? and participates in the film Cuentos eróticos (1979) with the episode "Koñensönatten".

During the eighties made seven films which include some of the most emblematic of his early titles such, as La mano negra (1980), awarded at the Mystfest of Italy, Estoy en crisis (1982), La línea del cielo (1983), filmed in New York, with Antonio Resines heading the cast, La vida alegre (1987), his great success and why Verónica Forqué received the Goya for Best Actress, or Bajarse al moro (1988), with Antonio Banderas one of its protagonists..

In 1985, he filmed El caballero del dragón,  film with an international cast starring Harvey Keitel, Klaus Kinski y Miguel Bosé, which involved the production of higher budget time and whose theme of science fiction set in the Middle Ages "to ahead of his time "as has become apparent with the perspective of time.

As a director, in the nineties, carried titles such as Rosa Rosae (1993), with Ana Belén and Maria Barranco, Alegre ma non troppo (1994), starring Penélope Cruz and awarded at the Paris Film Festival Best Picture, El efecto mariposa ( 1995), filmed in London and James Fleet between its protagonists, Eso (1995), awarded at the Festival of Munich and Cuarteto de La Habana (1998). In addition to writing his films and work as a screenwriter in his productions, co-he wrote the screenplay for the hit Las cosas del querer (1989), directed by Jaime Chavarri.

In its most recent stage has directed comedies Los años bárbaros (1998), Cuarteto de la Habana (1998) and Al sur de Granada (2002), the latter inspired by the homonymous autobiography of Gerald Brenan, who narrates his stay in a forgotten ville of the Alpujarra and his love for the girls of the place. El Próximo Oriente (2006) shot in the multiethnic neighborhood of Lavapies (Madrid) is the story of a young butcher who converts to Islam. La banda Picasso (2012) and Isla bonita (2015).

For TV he has directed television productions such as Chicas de hoy en día (1991) Famosos y familia (1999), Cuarteto de la Habana (1999), Dime que me quieres (2001) and El pacto (2010), a miniseries two chapters scripted Santos Mercero (son of director Antonio Mercero), inspired by a true story: the agreement between several teenagers in a school in the United States to become pregnant in unison.



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