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David Trueba: «El empeño de Juan es que viva en Cartagena»

David Trueba: «El empeño de Juan es que viva en Cartagena»

ROSA MARTÍNEZ Desde que decidiera tomar prestada la historia de Juan Carrión, el profesor de inglés en cuyo empeño por conocer a Lenon en 1966 aprovechando la estancia del artista en Almería está inspirada la película ‘Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados’ -seis premios Goya y seleccionada por la Academia del Cine para representar […]

John Lennon’s Spain Sojourn Becomes a Film (Without Lennon)

John Lennon’s Spain Sojourn Becomes a Film (Without Lennon)

LARRY ROHTER In the fall of 1966, John Lennon took a break from the Beatles and went to southern Spain, where he acted in Richard Lester’s black comedy “How I Won the War” and wrote the first draft of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” From that little-known chapter of Lennon’s life, the Spanish director and screenwriter David […]

‘Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed’ Gets a Little Help From the Beatles

‘Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed’ Gets a Little Help From the Beatles

ANNA MARIE DE LA FUENTE Spanish helmer Fernando Trueba took home the 1993 foreign-language film Oscar for his period dramedy “Belle Epoque.” More than two decades later, his younger brother, David, is hoping to bring a second Oscar into the family with his Beatles-themed road movie “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed.” Trueba, the youngest of eight […]