Out in the open
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Amistad
Director(s): Benito Zambrano
Producer(s): Juan Gordon, Pedro Uriol
Cast: Luis Tosar, Jaime López, Vicente Romero
Contact(s): Morena Films, The Match Factory
Benito Zambrano is a Spanish screenwriter and film director. He first studied drama for three years with a view to becoming a theater director. He then worked for the Spanish television as a photographer and a camera operator. After a while, he felt the urge to turn to movie-making. This was the early 1990s and, as there was no film school in Spain yet, he was awarded a fellowship to study at the San Antonio de Los Banõs, in Havana, Cuba. That event changed his life. He who, by his own admission, did not know anything about film making, spent two wonderful years there and not only did he learn the ropes of his trade but inspiration visited him as well, allowing him to write three scripts and direct a short “El encanto de la luna llena” (1995). He is the director of “Habana Blues” (2005) and “La voz dormida” (2011).