(Navarre, 1949) is one of the great Spanish directors. Since starting out in cinema with the short film, Barregarriarendantza (Funny dance), his first work, and on to Tasio, 27 horas (Twenty-seven Hours), Las cartas de Alou (Letters from Alou), Historias del Kronen (Stories from the Kronen), Secretos del corazón (Secrets of the Heart), Silencioroto (Broken Silence), Escenario móvil (Moving Stage), Obaba, or No tengas miedo (Don’t be Afraid), his work has received some of the most prestigious awards that are granted in the world of cinema. In 1986, he won the Silver Shell at the San Sebastián International Film Festival with 27 horas. His next work, Las cartas de Alou, earned him a series of awards both in Spain and abroad, including a Goya for best original screenplay and a Golden Shell in San Sebastián. With Historias del Kronen, a statement on youth nihilism, he created one of the best box-offices successes in Spanish cinema to that date. He received a second Goya for this film. However, his most well-known film was Secretos del corazón, the best European film at the Berlin Film Festival in 1997.
Journalist trained at the Federal Fluminense University, Andrea Cals has always been connected with the world of art and culture, especially in the Brazilian world of cinema. She has been an actress and publicist, and has worked with many artists from the field of theatre, visual arts, music, and film. In 2003, she was invited to participate in the ‘Festival do Rio’ International Film Festival as the organiser of the Premiere Brasil, a task which led her to acquire a thorough understanding of Brazilian cinema today. Inspired by the knowledge obtained during these years of work with FestRio, she created the radio programme Cine en sintonía, specialising in Brazilian cinema, broadcast on Radio Roquette Pinto for the last five years. Most recently, Andrea
Cals was invited to join the “Canal Corto!” team, a new premium channel for which she is a producer, journalist, and presenter.
Is the director of El SéptimoVicio, a film programme on Radio 3. He is one of the most renowned cinematic critics in Spain and is known for his commitment and analytical skills. He is also author of Julieta en el País de las Maravillas: una conversación con Norma Aleadro (Ocho y medio, 2014)