Alejandro Amenábar


Alejandro Amenábar talks sailing into new waters with TV series ‘La Fortuna’

Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, whose feature credits include The Others, Agora and While At War, discusses his first TV series, La Fortuna, inspired by the true story of the legal battle between the Spanish government and an American treasure hunter, played by Stanley Tucci, to claim the bounty of a Spanish frigate that sank in 1804.
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Alejandro Amenábar • Director of La Fortuna

[ + ] is a series in six 45-minute episodes, starring Ana Polvorosa, Álvaro Mel, Karra Elejalde and Stanley Tucci. Behind the glossy exterior stands director Alejandro Amenábar, ably supported by Fernando Bovaira (Mod), AMC and Movistar +, on whose platform the show will air from 30 September. In the run-up to the pilot, it’s screening out of competition in the official section of the 69th San Sebastián International Film Festival.
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San Sebastian Preps Javier Bardem, Alejandro Amenábar, Carlos Saura World Premieres

Fernando León de Aranoa’s “The Good Boss,” starring Javier Bardem, Alejandro Amenábar’s first drama series “La Fortuna,” and Carlos Saura’s “Rosa Rosae. A Civil War Elegy” head a robust Spanish presence at September’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Also in the mix are new films from Jonás Trueba, Iciar Bollaín and Paco Plaza, all playing in main competition, plus Daniel Monzón’s Warner Bros.-distributed “Las leyes de la frontera,” selected as San Sebastián’s closing night film, and “The Daughter,” from Manuel Martín Cuenca. “Rosa Rosae” will screen at the San Sebastian’s opening night ceremony on Sept. 17. World premiering at Venice, Penelope Cruz and...