GABO – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Following the foot steps of a legend: GABO is as much of an intimate portrait of the great writer Gabriel García Márquez as it is a touching film about the power of fantasy. The feature documentary traces Gabo’s biographic landmarks back to his childhood, exploring how the son of a simple telegraphist could become a century-writer, whose works reach beyond his death, inspiring audiences across the world.

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  • 10/2016 - „GABO" shortlisted for 44th International Emmy Award

    The documentary is nominated in the category “Arts Programming”. The International Emmy Award honours international television productions made outside the [...]

    The documentary is nominated in the category "Arts Programming". The International Emmy Award honours international television productions made outside the United States. The winners will be announced in New York on November 21. GABO is as much of an intimate portrait of the great writer Gabriel García Márquez as it is a touching film about the power of fantasy. The feature documentary traces Gabo’s biographic landmarks back to his childhood, exploring how the son of a simple telegraphist could become a century-writer, whose works reach beyond his death, inspiring audiences across the world.

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GABO – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

GABO is a documentary following the footsteps of the world-renowned and most-read writer of Latin America: Gabriel García Márquez. His globally-celebrated and critically-acclaimed masterpiece “One hundred years of solitude” (1967) reached worldwide success with an edition of 50 million copies, being translated into 35 languages. It is said to be the most important Spanish work of literature after Cervantes “Don Quijote”. Gabriel García Márquez – “Gabo” to all of Latin America – passed away in April 2014. Around the world, his death was mourned like few other writers’ before. But who was the man behind these powerful texts? Where did he draw his inspiration for the stories from that merge reality and imagination in such intricate ways, winning the hearts of millions of readers even beyond his death?

Script and Director: Justin Webster
Director of Photography: Lucas Gath
Editor: Judit Méndez Puig
Music: Laro Basterrechea
Color Correction: Guillem Ventura
Sound Design: Beltrán Rengifo
Technical supervisor: Philipp Weigold
Line-Producer: Simón Hernández, Kathrin Isberner
Producer: Kate Horne (JWP), Irune Ariztoy (Discovery), Kerstin Meyer-Beetz (GBF)
Junior Producer Germany: Lea-Marie Körner
Production Assistant: Nina Behrendt, Anique Roelfsema
Production Accountants: Daniela Schöne, Sandra Zentgraf
Executive Producers: Sumpta Ayuso (JWP), Angus Macqueen (JWP), Christian Beetz, Gonzalo Córdoba (Caracol), Luis Calle (Caracol), Michela Giorelli (Discovery), Inigo Trojaola (Canal+)
Commissioning Editor ZDF/ arte: Martin Pieper

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  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    International Premiere - Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) - Colombia
    13 March 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Spanish Premiere at Kosmopolis - The Amplified Literature Festival - Barcelona, Spain
    20 March 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    USA Premiere at Colombian International Film Festival - New York, USA
    24 March 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Tribeca Cinemas - New York
    10 April 2015 at 6:00 pm

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    Discovery Channel
    12 April 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Organized by Caracol TV - Bogotá (Colombia)
    13 April 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Cines Renoir - Madrid
    16 April 2015 at 10:00 pm

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    Core Club - London
    17 April 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Casa América Paris - Paris
    17 April 2015 at 9:00 pm

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    Feria del Libro - Bogotá, Colombia
    21 April 2015 at 7:00 pm

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    Kolumbianische Botschaft - Santiago de Chile
    23 April 2015 at 9:00 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Teatro Centro Cultural Las Condes - Las Condes (Chile)
    27 May 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • GABO – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Australian Premiere - Instituto Cervantes - Sydney, Australien
    18 June 2015 at 6:00 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    The Americas Film Festival of New York - New York, USA
    24 June 2015 at 7:00 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Special screening at MPAA Washington - Washington, USA
    23 July 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Festival de Cine de Lima - Peru
    12 August 2015 at 7:30 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Festival de Cine de Lima - Peru
    14 August 2015 at 9:30 pm

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    AFS at the Marchesa - Austin, USA
    01 October 2015 at 6:30 pm

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    SIFF Film Center - Seattle, USA
    08 October 2015 at 6:00 pm

  • GABO – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    SIFF Film Center - Seattle, USA
    08 October 2015 at 8:00 pm

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    Cineteca - Madrid, Spain
    16 October 2015 – 18 October 2015

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    Arlington International Film Festival - Arlington, USA
    18 October 2015 at 6:30 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    DocsDF - Mexico-City, Mexico
    18 October 2015 at 9:00 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    V Jornada "Futuro en Español" - Logroño, Spain
    27 October 2015 at 8:00 pm

  • GABO – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Latin American Cultural Film Festival at the Arizona Opera - Phoenix, USA
    05 November 2015 at 7:00 pm

  • GABO - The creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    California State University Northridge - Los Angeles, USA
    15 November 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    London Latin American Film Fest - London, United Kingdom
    19 November 2015 at 6:00 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Cinemes Verdi Park - Barcelona, Spain
    24 November 2015 at 12:00 am

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Media Arts Center San Diego - California, USA
    20 November 2015 – 26 November 2015

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Cines Verdi - Madrid, Spain
    26 November 2015 at 12:00 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    IFC Center - New York, USA
    01 December 2015 at 7:30 pm

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    Embassy of Colombia with MPAA - Washington DC, USA
    02 December 2015 at 12:00 am

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, USA
    11 December 2015 – 16 December 2015

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Cinema Maldà - Barcelona, Spain
    19 December 2015 at 10:00 pm

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Gaudí Awards - Madrid, Spain
    19 January 2016 at 6:30 pm

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    PIFF - Pune International Film Festival - Pune, India
    14 January 2016 – 21 January 2016

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Laemmle Theatres - California, USA
    25 January 2016 – 26 January 2016

  • Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival - Helsinki, Finland
    27 January 2016 at 7:15 pm

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    Arte
    17 April 2016 at 10:35 pm

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    DW-tv
    05 March 2017 at 8:15 pm

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    DW-tv
    06 March 2017 at 2:15 am

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    DW-tv
    06 March 2017 at 4:15 pm

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    DW-tv
    08 March 2017 at 6:15 am

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    DW-tv
    12 March 2017 at 8:15 pm

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    DW-tv
    13 March 2017 at 2:15 am

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    DW-tv
    13 March 2017 at 4:15 pm

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    DW-tv
    15 March 2017 at 6:15 am

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    DW-tv
    16 March 2017 at 4:15 am

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    DW-tv
    19 March 2017 at 10:15 am

  • GABO - The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

    DW-tv
    19 March 2017 at 10:15 am