Fernando Trueba was born in Madrid. In the 1970s, he worked as a film critic and in 1980 created the film magazine Casablanca. He also made 6 short films before directing Opera Prima, in 1982, his first feature film (awarded at the Chicago Film Festival). Since then, he has had a prolific career in cinema and television as a producer, director, and scriptwriter. A confirmed music lover, he created Lola Records in 2000 and produced several award-winning albums. He is also the author of a cinema dictionary (Editions Planeta 1997) and editor of a Latin Jazz dictionary (SGAE, 1998). He recently directed his 28th film: We will be the forgotten ones (El olvido que seremos).