In spite of all the alterations that this current sanitary crisis has created in a global scale, a lot of plans are still going on, even on a different rhythm. Today we are going to talk to you about the news of some of the protagonists of our latest Cinema Jove editions.
Our 2017 awarded Luna de Valencia, Pablo Trapero, recently was in charge of directing three episodes of series ZeroZeroZero, released this very 2020 and already available at Amazon Prime Video. His next project is the movie The Paris Trap, starring Lily James with a script by Daniel Taplitz. The film, still in a pre-production state, will be a thriller with reminiscence of Polansky and Hitchcock, with a confusion that transforms a holidays into a big nightmare.
Let’s talk now about Elena Martín, awarded with Un Futuro de Cine in 2017, along with Adrián Lastra. Catalonian actress and director starts 2020 with a bang: has participated in the HBO’s miniseries En casa, along with Leticia Dolera, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paula Ortiz and Carlos Marqués-Marcet. The project is meant to squeeze the creativity out of various movie professionals, with the limitations of a strict confinement and using only their cell phones as a camera.
Besides, the catalonian is part of the team of script writers who are working on the Atresmedia series Veneno, about the life of famous transexual Cristina Ortiz, AKA ‘La Veneno’, directed by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi. Currently the series is being broadcasted and available at Atresplayer.
Valencian renown producer Fernando Bovaira, who won in 2018 the Luna de Valencia award, hasn’t sit still either; after working with Alejandro Amenábar in producing Mientras dure la guerra, winning five Goya Awards, now is in the midst of pre-producing another project, also with the Spanish-Chilean director. The film is an adaptation of Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral’s comic El tesoro del Cisne Negro into a TV series for Movistar +. We still haven’t got a date for the premiere.
On the other hand, Pablo Molinero, awarded Un Futuro de Cine at Cinema Jove 2018, has a new plan for the big screen: El verano que vivimos, by Carlos Sedes (El club de los incomprendidos). Javier Rey and Blanca Suárez complete the bill of main actors for this romantic drama that is planned to premiere next November the 6th.
We turn our attention now towards the portuguese director Miguel Gomes. Awarded with the Luna de Valencia in 2019, he finds himself in the midst of the shooting of Selvajaria, his new film. A combined production between Portugal, France, Brazil, China and Greece that got stopped because of the COVID-19 crisis. The movie, still in developement, participated in the Locarno Film Festival, at Switzerland, as a way to draw attention to the serious impact of this situation in the film industry. Selvajaria, project that the director previously revealed in his visit to Cinema Jove 2019, takes to the big screen a fundamental text of brazilian literature, Los sertones, by Euclides da Cunha. We wish the filming restarts successfully, so we can enjoy soon more of his films.
We finish with our last two awarded with Un Futuro de Cine at Cinema Jove 2019. On the one hand, Pol Monen is having a 2020 rather busy: he just finished the shooting for Con quién andas, and soon will release the TV series Albanta at Atresmedia. The Netflix movie El practicante, in which he shares screen with Mario Casas, will premiere soon in the popular streaming platform. Con quién viajas, first movie of director Martín Cuervo, is a comedy that happens during a BlaBlaCar trip. There’s no date of premiere confirmed yet.
Furthermore, Greta Fernández, after winning the ‘Concha de plata’ at San Sebastián Film Festival for La hija de un ladrón, is getting ready to play a young Teresa de Jesús in the film about her life that director Paula Ortiz (La novia) is now preparing. Madrilian actress Blanca Portillo will play the Saint in her latter years. We will have to wait a bit to watch both play this role on the big screen, though.
It’s a relief to confirm that, after all the trouble and distress created in the movie business by the current sanitary crisis, we still have great professionals working hard to offer us the best cultural content.