The historical blockbuster ‘King Conqueror’ tells the life of Jaume I, the monarch who conquered Majorca and the Kingdom of Valencia. It is based on historical facts and the chronicles of the deeds dictated by the king himself. It will be a story of friendship, conquests, courage, betrayal, battles, strategy and love. In short, the story of an excellent strategist who carried out an important policy of territorial expansion, without forgetting the human part of him.
José Antonio Escrivá (‘Letters from Sorolla’, ‘Arroz y tartana’) began shooting on Monday, November 19, at the Ciudad de la Luz studios in Alicante and will continue until April 2008 in different locations in the Valencian Community , Balearic Islands and Montpellier (France). Filming, in 35 mm. , is produced by DePalacio Films, with a budget of 22 million euros.
Tim Roth will play King Pedro II, father of Jaime I. Elvira Lomba will play María de Montpellier, mother of King Jaime. Another of the actresses is Mamen García.
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The Vigo producer Deboura and the Alifáfaro Cultural Association have financed the animated film ‘Ulises a Zampamonstruos’, entirely written, produced and directed by Nerea Castro.
It tells the story of Ulises, a young woman who, in a Galicia devastated by ecological disasters, tries to rescue her best friend while becoming aware of her fight to save the future of her land. The story is set in the near future “and perhaps, unlikely because it is exaggerated, although it could serve as a parable of the consequences that Galicia may suffer from the incessant trickle of ecological disasters it has suffered,” he says. Specifically, the film is based on in the history of the Xurelo, a fishing boat that in September 1981 left the port of Ribeira on its way to the Atlantic Trench, where the United Kingdom was depositing radioactive waste 300 miles from the Galician coast.
The production is expected to combine 2D and 3D animation with the real image. All this wrapped in punk rock music. Since the beginning of this month, the team of designers, specialists in special effects and computer scientists has been formed to create a movie of monsters and catastrophes.
The film is the first part of a trilogy. The second part will probably have the participation of Portugal and will be called ‘The incredible adventures of Pizzaboy and Dog Mendoza’. The third installment ‘Eclipse’ wants to be set on Mars.
Rafa Montesinos (‘La princesa del polígono’) began filming on November 26 for a TV-movie set in a women’s prison starring Mercedes Sampietro (’53 days of winter’), Rosana Pastor and Laura Guiteras.
Emma (Sampietro), a fifty-year-old woman who has spent half her life working as a prison officer, meets Julia (Guiteras), a girl sentenced to fifteen years in prison for killing her father while defending her mother from mistreatment. The marks on Julia’s body, her silence and the visit of a strange woman make Emma suspicious of the injustice that is being committed in Julia’s case. To help her, she will have to face her own past.
It is produced by In Vitro Films, Tubio Producciones, Conta Conta Produccions, Televisió de Catalunya, Canal Sur Televisión and Canal 9. The five weeks of filming will take place in two stages: the first, until December 19 in different locations in Barcelona; and the second, in Jerez de la Frontera from January 8 to 12, 2008.
Pau Martínez has been filming the comedy ‘El kaserón’ since November 12, starring Fele Martínez, Inma Cuesta, Manuel Tallafé and Ángel de Andrés.
The film tells how the council of a big city decides to transform an abandoned house into a civic center. The problem is that the squatters who have lived in the caserón for ten years have no intention of leaving their home.
Pau Martínez tackles his second feature film after ‘Bala perdida’, still pending its theatrical release. They are produced by Just Films, Galavis Films and Producciones Cibeles. The filming will take place over four weeks in various locations in Barcelona, El Papiol and Pallejà.
The Spanish-Argentine film by Alberto Lecchi began shooting on November 5 in High Definition with Varicam. The production is carried out by the Spanish company Quimera Films and the Argentine company Zarlek Producciones. It will be shot for six weeks in Argentina, in different locations in the south of the province of Buenos Aires and in the north of the province of Santa Fe.
Its protagonists are Dario Grandinetti, Leticia Bredice, Martín Piroyansky, Atilio Pozobón and Nicolás Scarpino.
Gabriel Velázquez has begun the main phase of shooting ‘Amateurs’ in Marseille, his first solo feature film, produced by himself through his company Escorado Producción. Filming will take place over five weeks in the aforementioned French city, Salamanca, Madrid and Zaragoza. Written by Blanca Torres and Gabriel Velázquez.
‘The impossible language’
Rodrigo Rodero will make his feature film debut with the adaptation of this novel by Francisco Casavella, author of ‘El triunfo’, on which Mireia Ros was based for her homonymous film that won the Silver Biznaga for Best Actor for Juan Diego and the Biznaga de Silver for Best Music for Johnny Tarradellas, at the Malaga Festival.
‘The Impossible Language’ (‘The Day of Watusi III’) places us in 1995. Fernando Atienza lives in Barcelona where, for a while, he makes a living selling drugs and wanders around in the company of junkies and criminals. This is the portrait of Barcelona in the eighties; a scene of emerging pop music and shots at full speed, without distinctions of color or social class. Fernando has met Elsa, the great love of his life, a middle-class junkie who becomes our narrator’s inseparable companion. Fernando stumbles upon the characters that populate the most marginal Barcelona streets of this decade and as a narrator he takes the opportunity to make a fierce critique of the Barcelona cultural world.
Filming in High Definition of the Cuban-Spanish co-production ‘Omertá’ began on October 29, a feature film written and directed by Pavel Giroud and produced by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) and the Basque company Abra Prod. Filming will take place over seven weeks in various locations in Havana.
Ovídeo produces a long documentary directed by Manuel Huerga about the tour of the musician Jorge Drexler. The last phase of the solidarity film ‘Cooperantes’, produced by Tus Ojos, is shot. The recording of the documentary ‘Traperos’, by Federica Romeo, produced by 5 minutes plus PC and Arena Comunicación begins
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