In ‘Tiempo después’, Cuerda revives the spirit of ‘Amanece que no es poco’

Jose Luis Cuerda, director

10/23/2018.- Director José Luis Cuerda, actors Carlos Areces, Manolo Solo and Arturo Valls and producers Félix Tussel and María José Pérez presented the film Tiempo después on Tuesday 23rd October in the Spanish Cinema section of the 63rd Valladolid International Film Festival.

Set in 9991, the film builds on the spirit of the acclaimed Amanece que no es poco and is based on a novel by Cuerda himself in which the world is divided in two: in a building like the White Towers in Madrid, from which only Monument Valley can be seen, the social elite is housed; meanwhile, the rest of the population is marginalised and lives in the woods. Everything remains the same until one of the inhabitants of the woods decides to enter the building because he wants the residents to try his lemonade. The porter of the building stops him from coming in, because his unemployed state would lead him to suffer an ontological decline if he entered the building.

José Luis Cuerda (Albacete, 1947) began his audiovisual career at TVE in 1969, where he produced more than five hundred reports and documentaries for the news service and for the Department of Cultural Programmes. He debuted on the big screen in 1982 with the feature film Pares y nones. Among other awards, he received a Goya for best script and the Ondas Prize for Butterfly in 1999.

In 1992, he participated in the Official Section of the 37th edition of the festival with the out-of-competition film La marrana, and he has been a regular guest in the Spanish Cinema section. In 2009, he received the Goya for the best film adaptation (shared with Rafael Azcona) for The Blind Sunflowers, which was selected to represent Spain at the Oscars. 

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