Before Night Falls
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Director: Julian Schnabel. Cast: Javier Bardem, Andrea Di Stefano, Olivier Martinez, Olatz López Garmendia, Michael Wincott, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Santiago Magill, Manuel González, Claudette Maillé, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Najwa Nimri, Hector Babenco, Francisco Gattorno, Marisol Padilla Sánchez, Sebastián Silva, Carmen Beato, Pedro Armendáriz, Diego Luna, Jerzy Skolimowski, Ofelia Medina, Alfredo Villa, Diahnne Déa, Zulema Cruz. Screenplay: Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, and Julian Schnabel (based on the memoir Before Night Falls and other texts by Reinaldo Arenas).


Not yet reviewed in full. B+

(in March 2001: A–)


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Javier Bardem

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Javier Bardem

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Grand Special Jury Prize; Best Actor (Bardem); OCIC Award (Honorable Mention)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Bardem)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Bardem)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Bardem); Freedom of Expression Award

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