“Gay’s picture proves once again that one can construct a comedy out of such material, as long as one respects the subject matter and refrains from being gimmicky in order to feel edgy and cool.”
“A rewardingly understated, feel-good film about dying.”
Winner of 5 Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards) 2016 including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ricardo Darín), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Javier Cámara).
A genuine, warm and likeable buddy dramedy that won Best Acting awards for both its leads at the 2016 Goyas (Spanish Academy Awards) Truman stars Argentine leading man Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), and Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) as two old friends who are reunited after years apart, when one of them discovers he has cancer.
Tomas (Cámara) returns from Toronto to his hometown of Madrid to visit his friend Julián (Darín) and help him tie up loose ends in his life following Julián’s decision to abandon his chemotherapy treatment. Instead of raising objections to his friend’s decision, Tomas decides to accompany Julián as he begins the difficult process of saying goodbye to his family and loved ones, arranging his own funeral, and most importantly, finding someone to take care of his beloved dog Truman.
In those last few days the two men spend together – with Truman by their side – they will relive memories and shared experiences, argue and laugh at one another, revealing both the true nature of their differing personalities, as well as the strength of the bond that has kept their friendship alive for all these years.