24.9. - 3.10.2020

The Wishful Thinkers Spain 2013 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Black & White | FF 2013

Jonás Trueba

JONÁS TRUEBA (*1981) was nominated for a Goya for his debut Todas las canciones hablan de mí [Every Song is about Me] (2010). In 2013, Filmfest Hamburg showed his film The Wishful Thinkers. He is the son of Oscar®-winner Fernando Trueba.

rated for 0 + years
What does a film maker do when he's not making films? He postpones chores, drinks coffee, gets drunk, meets friends, goes to concerts, has relationship trouble, is lonely, goes for walks - and collects memories for a future film. Leon, a young film-maker from Madrid, is in limbo between two projects. One is over, the next still uncertain. His days pass like days pass when one just lets them pass. A film about not making films, about wasting time and about wasted time. And incidentally an enchanting film portrait of Madrid.

Screening on 03.10. in attendance of:
Jonás Trueba (Director)

Orig. Title: Los ilusos
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jonás Trueba
Screenplay: Jonás Trueba
Cast: Francesco Carril, Aura Garrido, Mikele Urroz, Vito Sanz, lsabelle Stoffel, Luis Miguel Madrid
Producer: Javier Lafuente,Jonás Trueba
Director of Photography: Santiago Racaj
Production Design: Miguel Ángel Rebollo
Editor: Marta Velasco
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Jonás Trueba (contact:


Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH | Mönckebergstraße 18 | D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0 | Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10