FELIX VISCARRET Under The Stars _Bajo las estrellas_ is Felix by decree

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									FELIX VISCARRET

Under The Stars (Bajo las estrellas) is Felix Viscarret’s first feature film.
Written for the screen and directed by Felix Viscarret, it’s the adaptation
of the novel El trompetista del Utopia (The Trumpeter From Utopia) by
Fernando Aramburu. Spanish stars Alberto San Juan and Emma Suárez
played the leading roles in the film produced by Fernando Trueba
(winner of Best Foreign Film Oscar for Belle Epoque). The film was
presented at Malaga Spanish Film Festival where it won the top prizes for
BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST FIRST SCRIPT and BEST ACTOR (Alberto San
Juan).

Under The Stars received two Spanish Film Academy Awards in:
   - BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (Felix Viscarret)
   - BEST ACTOR (Alberto San Juan)
The film was also nominated in the categories of Best New Director,
Photography, Music, Leading Actress and Actor in a Supporting Role.

Under The Stars also won the Sant Jordi Award for Best New Director’s
Film (awarded by the Critics Association), the Audience Award for Best
Film at Toulouse Film Festival, the Jury’s Award at Annecy Film Festival
(France), it was one of the 5 finalists for the Best Picture Award given by
the Spanish Producers Association EGEDA, and the film was selected for
the Opening Gala at Spanish Cinema Now Film Festival at The Lincoln
Center, New York.


Before the release of Under The Stars, Felix Viscarret, Pamplona 1975, was
“one of the best-known Spanish directors of short films” (Variety, USA).
After studying film at William Paterson University (New Jersey), he
directed the short Dreamers, winner of several awards: Special Mention
by the Panorama Jury at Berlin Film Festival (1999); Winner of Best Film at
National Film Festival at Hunter College, New York (1998), and Best Short
Film and Best Script at Alcala National Film Festival (1999). His shortfilms
Canciones de invierno(Winter Songs), Los que sueñan despiertos
(Restless) and El álbum blanco (The White Album) also were awarded at
international film festivals such as Lausanne (Switzerland), Alcala and
Malaga, amongst others.

Felix Viscarret has been a Master Class Lecturer in Film Direction at
several universities.

Other works directed by Felix Viscarret range from documentaries to
music videos and TV commercials.

								
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