Sentimental Education is a melancholic film. Jorge Juárez cannot see a cradle without thinking of a grave. Beauty hurts, he believes; that is why first cut, and not the last, is the deepest. It revolves around the comedy genre too, but, damn it: it also comes to be about Spain. The film may be considered as an autofiction creation about a melancholic comedian who, as most comedians do, films in order to cope with the truth. Shot during 6 long years, the Sentimental Education is an Asturian and Bulgarian piece which displays several hints and films within: it begins as celebration of the 35 mm movie films —pitiful or exciting depending on the viewer’s age— and it ends as a young, indie, American film. In the meantime, the film embraces science fiction, horror and, above all, love and politics which, at the end of the day, are the same.
(Madrid, 1986) He has a degree and PhD in Audiovisual Communications from the Complutense University of Madrid and a diploma in the specialty of Film Directing from the ECAM. In the last decade, he has directed several short films which have been selected and awarded at national and international festivals, including Los intrusos, Ártico extremo and Cines Luna, as well as numerous music videos and commercials. He has worked as an assistant director on films by Javier Rebollo, Álvaro Fernández Armero and Federico Veiroj. He is currently teaching mis-en-scene, editing and image theory at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid.
Filmography: La educación sentimental (2019), Cines Luna (curt, 2017), Ártico extremo (curt, 2015), Los Intrusos (curt, 2013)