Buscando a Cervantes is an innovative docufiction in which the actor Alberto San Juan approaches Miguel de Cervantes from two angles; as an interviewer questioning experts on his life and work, and playing the role of the great writer, creating a twin narrative providing rhythm and interest.
Despite being one of the most celebrated authors in the world, our knowledge of the life of Miguel de Cervantes is riddled with unknowns, making it difficult to draw up an accurate biography. Buscando a Cervantes aims to shed light on these shadowy areas by answering questions such as, where and when was he born? Was he well-off or did he struggle financially? What do we know about his personal life? Did he really have only one arm? Did he want to be a writer? What made El Quijote successful? Who wrote El Quijote de Avellaneda?