Fernando Trueba July 28 2014

En The School of Night está la quintaesencia de Arturo Rodríguez. 
Quién aún no conozca su universo, 
tiene una puerta perfecta para entrar en él. 
Los que lo seguimos hace tiempo 
reencontramos un universo que nos es familiar y querido,
en el que se cruzan 
Kafka y Beckett,
el film noir y el flamenco, 
el jazz y Bacon,
Goya y Miles Davis,
Munch y Freud (los dos, Lucien y su abuelo),
porque en  The School of Night está obviamente el pintor Arturo, 
el dibujante,
pero también el narrador, el fotografo,
el músico, el cineasta,
y, por supuesto, y es lo más importante, el Poeta.

 

In The School of Night is the quintessence of Arturo Rodríguez.  
Those who still don’t know his universe
now have the perfect door to enter it.
Those of us who have followed him for a long time
reencounter a universe that is familiar and beloved,
that intersect
Kafka and Beckett,
film noir and flamenco,
jazz and Bacon,
Goya and Miles Davis,
Munch and Freud (both Lucien and his grandfather),
because in The School of Night is obviously the painter Arturo,
the draughtsman,
but also the narrator, the photographer,
the musician, the filmmaker,
and, of course, and most importantly, the Poet.

 

Fernando Trueba  is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.

 He has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994, the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enligthment at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. Miracle of Candeal won the Goya for Best Documentary, and Chico and Rita won the Goya for Best Feature Animation. In 1999, The Girl of Your Dreams was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2011 he won the Award of the Hungarian National Student Jury for Chico and Rita at the 7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials.

As a music producer he has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards.