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Cesc Gay

  • Cesc Gay © Bernabé Cordón / EL MUNDO

    Cesc Gay © Bernabé Cordón / EL MUNDO






Date of birth


"Screenwriter and film director. He is one of the greatest exponents of contemporary Catalan film."

Born in Barcelona in 1967, he studied film at EMAV (Municipal School of Audiovisuals) in Barcelona. In 1988 he directs his first film, “Hotel Room”, along with the Argentine Daniel Gimelberg. In 2000 he makes into film the theatrical work "Krámpack". With “En la ciudad” (2003), he is successful with both the public and critics. The film is nominated for four Goya Awards, amongst these, Best Director and Best Screenplay. In 2006 he directs “Ficció”, a film which earns him the Generalitat de Catalunya National Film Award. He has also worked for Catalan television, as creator of the series “Jet lag” with the company T de Teatre.


Generalitat de Catalunya National Film Award (2007)
Goya Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film (2016)

Essential works

  • Ficció. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Ficció (direction, script)

    This restrained love story is the fourth feature film by director Cesc Gay.

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  • Still from the film “Truman” by Cesc Gay

    Truman (direction, script)

    Humour becomes the best counterpoint to emotion in this poignant melodrama about friendship, life and death starring Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara.

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Other highlighted works

  • Krámpack
  • En la ciudad
  • Una pistola en cada mano

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