The Brilliant And Beautiful “Truman” Opens Theatrically This Week

April 5, 2017 — Truman, the beautifully acted and emotionally complex festival favorite about coming to terms with end-of-life issues, is one of the most acclaimed and eagerly awaited films of the year.

The reviews for this film have been exemplary.

Director Cesc Gay’s  film has won 29 awards since its premiere in 2015, including 5 Goya Awards — the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars®. At the 30th Award ceremony the film was awarded Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

Julian (Ricardo Darín) is a reasonably successful actor living in Madrid. He gets a surprise visit from Tomas, a childhood friend with whom he has stayed in touch throughout the years. However, they have not seen one another recently — Tomas is a school teacher and he lives in Canada with his wife and children.

Julian has terminal cancer and has decided to forego further treatments; he suspects that Tomas has shown up suddenly to try to talk him into continuing treatment. But Tomas is not planning anything if the sort. He just wants to spend some time — undoubtedly his last opportunity — with an old friend he has not seen in a long time. 

Julian has come to terms with the fact that he is dying, and wants to make all necessary arrangements, including funeral plans, before he dies. But mostly he wants to find a comfortable and caring home for his mastiff, Truman.

Truman is in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Truman opens theatrically on Friday, April 7. Check here for theaters and times.

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