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Juan Carlos Aduviri owes his passion for film in large part to a knife-wielding, gun-toting Vietnam War veteran.
He was eight years old and his brother took him to the cinema for the first time.
“It was showing Rambo. And that day I realised what I wanted to do. When I left the cinema, I said: I want to make films,” he says.
Aduviri, an indigenous Aymara from Bolivia, has now realised his dream, having been nominated for Best Newcomer award at Spain’s main film awards, the Goyas, which take place on 13 February.
The nomination recognises his performance in Even the Rain, a Spanish film set during the real-life protests of more than 10 years ago in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba against the planned privatisation of water services.
It tells the story of Sebastian, played by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, who travels to Cochabamba to make a historical film about the Spanish conquest of the Americas. (more…)