Buscando a Cervantes

By Francesc Escribano

Written by Manel Lucas, Maria Jaén

Cast Alberto San Juan

Produced by Minoria Absoluta
Televisión Española-TVE

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Buscando a Cervantes is an innovative docufiction in which the actor Alberto San Juan approaches Miguel de Cervantes from two angles: as an interviewer, questioning experts on his life and work, and playing the role of the great writer, creating a twin narrative that provides rhythm and interest. Despite being one of the most celebrated authors in the world, our knowledge of Miguel de Cervantes' life is riddled with unknowns, making it difficult to draw up an accurate biography. Buscando a Cervantes aims to shed some light on these shadowy areas by answering questions such as: where and when was he born? Was he well-off or did he struggle financially? What do we know about his personal life? Did he really have only one arm? Did he want to be a writer? What made 'El Quijote' successful? Or who wrote 'El Quijote de Avellaneda'?


  • Documentary
  • 52 '
  • Colour
  • Spanish