Cultural activities

In Conversation with directors and Juan Diego Botto

In Conversation with directors and Juan Diego Botto Una noche con Juan Diego Botto

In this online activity, the Cervantes Institute in Sydney will offer a colloquium in virtual format where attendees will be able to enjoy the direct participation of the directors and the actor of the short film "One night with Juan Diego Botto" to be able to see and participate in a relaxed talk that will be moderated by critic and film expert Marina Díaz López. After the talk, a 15-minute question and answer session will be offered through the virtual chat.

Directors: Teresa Bellón and César F. Calvillo Teresa Bellón (Manzanares, 1980) and César F. Calvillo (Madrid, 1980) form a team of comedy scriptwriters and directors. They both have degrees in Advertising and Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense. They met in 2004 in the Master of Fiction Script at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. They have co-directed several short films, including Honey, I fucked Bunbury (2016), Red Yellow Red (2018) and A Night with Juan Diego Botto (2018), candidate for the Goya in 2019. Their works accumulate more than two hundred selections in national and international festivals.

  Juan Diego Botto Rota (Buenos Aires, August 29, 1975) is an Argentine-Spanish actor. He was born in Argentina, the son of actors Diego Botto and Cristina Rota, but he grew up in Spain. He made his first film at the age of five and since then he has had a long and fruitful career as an actor, becoming a very relevant figure in Spanish and Argentine cinema. He has been nominated for five Goya Awards (Best Newcomer Actor for Historias del Kronen (1994), Best Actor for Plenilunio (2000), and Best Supporting Actor for Ismael (2006) and Vete de mí (2013). In addition to his acting career , he is also the co-writer and co-director of the films Los bajo firmantes (2003) and Hay motivo (2004), which was nominated for the Goya for Best documentary. He also has a solid career as a theater actor and playwriter; for which he has received, among other recognitions, the Max Theater Award for best actor and best revelation author for Un trozo invisible de este mundo (2014).

Marina Díaz López has a PhD in Film History from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She works as a Film and audiovisual Technician in the Culture Department of the Cervantes Institute. She was the editor, together with Alberto Elena, of two books on Latin American cinema: Tierra en trance (Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 1999) and The Cinema of Latin America (London, Wallflower, 2004). Part of the editorial team of the Sequences magazine. Cinema History magazine between his formation in 1994 to 2009, he is now a member of the editorial board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas. He has published articles on Spanish and Latin American cinema.

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