The Remarkable “Truman” Opens Theatrically Today

April 7, 2017 — When a man is dying, what he values becomes increasingly clear.

For Julian, the answer is simple: he loves his dog Truman. So, as he nears the end of his time and begins to clear up the details of his life (and death) it becomes important to him to make sure that Truman, his devoted mastiff, gets a good home.

The great Ricardo Darín plays Julian with enormous subtlety and irony. He is a man who has chosen to refuse all further treatment and is refusing to budge in his decision. When his old friend Tomas shows up, Julian is immediately suspicious that he has been sent for by those who want to convince him to fight.

But Tomas realizes early on that there is no point in trying to change Julian’s mind. Instead, he takes the occasion to spend some time with an old friend — a friend he will never see again. Their time together becomes a period of male-bonding at its best.

Truman 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.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Truman is in theaters today. Check here for theaters and times.

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