Since last January 4, if there is a recurring topic in any conversation, it has been J.A. Bayona's new film: Snow Association. The film retraces the story of the passengers of Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes on October 13, 1972.
We buy, Snow community It sneaks onto the list of films nominated for the 2024 Oscars. And that's it Snow community Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, it managed to sneak into the list of nominees for Best International Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Although successful Snow AssociationIts director, J. A. Bayona, is a very unknown figure. But who is the current Spanish director?
Who is JA Bayona?
Juan Antonio García Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 and he didn't do it alone. Minutes after Juan Antonio was born, his brother Carlos did so, surprising his parents who did not know he was carrying twins.
From a humble family, Juan Antonio and his brother grew up in the neighborhood of Trinitate Villa, A Barcelona. The truth is that the director is still rooted in his neighborhood. So much so that in 2008, when he put together Goya for his first film, the orphanage He confirmed that he wanted to make a film about the region where he saw him growing up.
“One day, I'm going to make a movie about the time we'd go to the schoolyard and see the Yankees stabbing themselves at the gate while we were eating our sandwiches. It was powerful, but not dramatic,” the director explained.
Juan Antonio is very close to his family, especially to his mother, whose “stage name” he adopted. Pilar Bayona, the director's mother, worked as a janitor and a seamstress, while her husband, Juan Antonio García, earned his living as a painter and photographer. It was Juan Antonio García who instilled in his two sons a passion for cinema, specifically cinema posters, his specialty.
The other half of the fashion director
Other than his parents, if there is one person who is truly important to Juan Antonio Bayona, it is his brother Carlos. Carlos, who works as a DJ at Ratzzmatazz, has accompanied his brother throughout his career as a director. So much so that Carlos participated in it Snow Associationplays the role of a rescue helicopter pilot.
Carlos Garcia Bayona posted: “I forgot to post the photo in which I played the role of the pilot who was flying the rescue helicopter, and strangely enough, his name is Carlos Garcia, like me.”
Carlos, in addition to being the mainstay of Juan Antonio Bayona, gave his brother his greatest affection: his niece Mara. Little is known about the film director's love life, but through social networks we can learn how united he is with his family and especially with his niece, Mara. The girl aspires to be a film director like her uncle.
Bayona: Unlucky in love, lucky in cinema
The truth is that JA Bayona has taken great care in keeping her private life ever since she jumped to the top of the film scene in 2007.
Until 2004, Bayona directed a few short films. Then Guillermo del Toro agreed to co-produce his first feature film with him. the orphanage (2007), for which he won his first Goya Award for Best New Director.
Juan Antonio Bayona won the 2008 Goya Award for Best New Director
There seems to be no end to the director's record of films and awards. However, JA Bayona is working on adapting the book She sang and focused By Seville writer Manuel Chavez Nogales.
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