This is a good stage in the career of filmmaker Borja Cobeaga. He wrote, with Diego San José, the script of the highest-grossing Spanish film to date, Emilio Martínez Lázaro’s Spanish Affairs -the second part of the film and even a Tv drama are already in pre-production-, and has written and directed Negotiator, film that won the Irizar Award at San Sebastian Film Festival.
However, we must not overlook the short films filmography of the filmmaker. Without going any further, last year he shot Democracy, short film that competed at the Malaga Film Festival. Previously, Cobeaga filmed five shorts: today we recommend the viewing of his first two films:
The first time (2001), nominated for a Goya for Best Short Film, which tells the story of an older woman (Mariví Bilbao) who hires the services of a young gigolo (Aitor Beltrán).
One too many (2005), a short film that won a Special Mention at the Berlin Film Festival and an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film. Cobeaga tells the story of a father and son, who are abandoned by the mother and, unable to do the housework, decide to take Grandma from the asylum.