Fernando Trueba

‘They Shot the Piano Player’; the Joy of Bossa Nova, and the Tragedy of Latin America

They were all so incredibly young. Caetano Veloso opened Salvador’s Vila Velha Theater, a milestone event for the city, at the age of 21. Pianist Francisco Tenório Jr.,…

Spanish Titles at Annecy 2022

“Unicorn Wars” (Alberto Vázquez) Alberto Vázquez, the director of “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children,” a Gkids pickup for North America, delivers an apocalyptic anti-war parable narrating the ancestral war between…

Spain’s Animation Booms, Grapples Large Challenges

Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars” is an Annecy  competition frontrunner. “They Shot the Piano Player,” from Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, weighs in as one of the festival’s most anticipated…

Annecy 2022: 10 Takes From Record Numbers To ‘Pinocchio’ Buzz, Industry Tremors and the Pull of Adult Animation

After a virtual edition in 2020 and a hybrid outing last year, this week’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival looks set be back with a bang, fully and…

Annecy Gets ‘Spider-Verse,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ Footage and ‘Lightyear,’ and Unveils Festival Lineup

Two of the most awaited European animation films of the year – Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars” and Pierre Foldes’ “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman” –  look set to world premiere…