The famous Spanish film critic Carlos Boyero will star in his own documentary. The audiovisual piece is produced by TMC.
Carlos Boyero He is one of the most followed and feared figures in Spanish cinema. Controversy has haunted him since he published his first article more than forty years ago and, since then, he has never stopped being in the eye of the hurricane. TCM today announced its new original production The critic.
The critic is a documentary about film critic and columnist Carlos Boyero, made in collaboration with The Cane Brothers Y The Imagine Community for Warner Bros Discovery. Is he the last representative of an era that is ending? Have social networks put an end to the traditional influence of critics?
Based on the career and personality of such a controversial figure as Carlos Boyero, this production will also try to reflect on the great changes that the genre of film criticism and the media in general are experiencing in Spain.
More details about ‘The Critic’, the documentary
“In 2020, the year of the pandemic, I did not go to San Sebastián for the first time in many years. I followed the Festival through the media and also through social networks and it caught my attention that the comments about Boyero were constant and that, without ever having been on social media, his name was a regular trending topic”, comments the journalist John Zavalaco-director and screenwriter of The critic. “How was it possible that for better or for worse it was still a reference? I discussed it with Isabel Lapuerta, executive producer of the project. Between the two of us, it didn’t take us long to convince ourselves that there was a good story there that was worth exploring.“.
The critic is co-directed by the director Javier Morales Perez and, in addition to Carlos Boyero, this production includes, among others, filmmakers and actors such as Fernando Trueba, Anthony Resines, Iciar Bollain, Alex de la Iglesia, Antonio de la Torre, Louis cough either Manuel Martin Cuenca. Also many journalists and representatives of critics of different tendencies and generations. It is the case of Mary War, Borgia Handsome, Pepa Blanes, Beatrice Martinez, Nuria Vidal either Andrea Moranamong others.