Movies: Male writer
After Everything (2023)After Everything
Besieged by writer’s block and the crushing breakup with Tessa, Hardin travels to Portugal in search of a woman he wronged in the past – and to find himself. Hoping to win back Tessa, he realizes he needs to change his ways before he can make the ult...
England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strength...
Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But, they like each other's company—and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids....
An in-depth investigation into the private world of the American writer J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), who lived most of his life behind the impenetrable wall of a self-imposed seclusion: how his dramatic experiences during World War II influenced his l...
My Name Is Emily (2016)My Name Is Emily
Packed off to a foster home after her father is institutionalized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital where he's been confined....
Paul Auster: What If (2019)Paul Auster: What If
A walk by American writer Paul Auster’s world, his past —his family, his youth, his work—, and his present, which is the publication of his novel 4321 in January 2017, an exploration of human identity and a glimpse to the soul of New York, a city tha...
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2021)Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
The parallel lives of writer Truman Capote (1924-84) and playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-83): two friends, two geniuses who, while creating sublime works, were haunted by the ghosts of the past, the shadow of constant doubt, the demon of addictio...
The City and the Dogs (1985)The City and the Dogs
Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder....
Stephen King: A Necessary Evil (2020)Stephen King: A Necessary Evil
The US writer Stephen King (Portland, Maine, 1947) has been one of the world's best-selling authors for decades. How can the overwhelming success of his numerous works be explained? Perhaps by the boundless inventiveness of his literature? And what e...
Killer, Trader and Psychopath: The America of Bret Easton Ellis (2021)Killer, Trader and Psychopath: The America of Bret Easton Ellis
In 1991, American Psycho, the third novel by controversial writer Bret Easton Ellis, provoked heated discussions among critics and readers; an extremely disturbing book that transported its readers into the mind of Patrick Bateman, a highly cynical m...
Life and Fate by Vassili Grossman (2018)Life and Fate by Vassili Grossman
The convoluted and moving story of Russian writer Vassili Grossman (1905-64) and his novel Life and Fate (1980), a literary masterpiece, a monumental and epic account of life under Stalin's regime of terror, a defiant cry that the KGB tried to suffoc...
100 Years of Ulysses (2022)100 Years of Ulysses
Paris, France, February 2, 1922. The novel Ulysses, by Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), is published by US poet Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), owner of the small bookstore Shakespeare & Co. The book, whose writing consumed seven years of Joyce's life...
The Vanished Elephant (2014)The Vanished Elephant
A crime novelist receives a vital clue to the whereabouts of his long-missing fiancée....
Mario y los perros (2019)Mario y los perros
An account of the childhood and youth of the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, and how the hard experiences he lived during these formative years led him to write and publish his first major work when he was only...
The Great Metaphor (2023)The Great Metaphor
What does a bankrupt poet with no desire to live have to say about life?...
El huésped de las tinieblas (1948)El huésped de las tinieblas
The Writer from a Country Without Bookstores (2019)The Writer from a Country Without Bookstores
The ruthless dictator Teodoro Obiang has ruled Equatorial Guinea with an iron hand since 1979. Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is the most translated Equatoguinean writer, but he had to flee the country in 2011, after starting a hunger strike denouncing the ...
With Love from Truman (1966)With Love from Truman
At his Long Island beach house, and on the occasion of the publication of his masterful nonfiction novel In Cold Blood, reporter Karen Dennison interviews celebrated writer Truman Capote, who displays his exuberant personality, makes witty jokes, sha...
The Last Story (1987)The Last Story
The story of a young writer who tries to save his personal identity while facing the corrupted environment and temptations of a love affair....
The World According to Irving (2012)The World According to Irving
John Irving's literary worlds are satirically exaggerated, socially critical, unexpectedly magical. But how do these dazzling, sometimes bizarre, narrative worlds emerge? A unique insight into his writing workshop and a search of the places and peopl...