The platform announced it’s filming of two new Spanish movies and revealed the original local films it has planned for 2021 and 2022.
Netflix announced the start of production for two new Spanish films. In addition, the OTT platform also revealed all the films it is preparing from Spain for 2021 and 2022.
All the titles, up next.
La bestia, David Casademunt’s debut feature, starring Inma Cuesta (El desorden que dejas), Roberto Álamo and Asier Flores (Dolor y gloria), began filming at the beginning of February in an impressive moor in the province of Teruel. The location is “a fundamental element to delve into history”, highlight its producers Joaquín Padró, Mar Targarona and Marina Padró, who convey their enthusiasm for working again with new talents such as director David Casademunt and co-writers Fran Menchón and Martí Lucas , and “in the genre we like the most: terror.”
It tells the story of a family that lives isolated from the rest of society and whose tranquility is disturbed by the presence of a terrifying creature that will test the ties that bind them. Produced by Rodar y Rodar, the film was part of the first edition of ECAM’s La Incubadora.
Las niñas de cristal
On February 8, filming for Las niñas de cristal, the new film by director Jota Linares for Netflix, began in Madrid, with María Pedraza as the protagonist. The actress and dancer takes on the shoes of Irene, the replacement for the great star of the National Classical Ballet after the latter’s unexpected suicide, under the orders of the choreographer Antonio Ruz.
The film, written by Jota Linares and Jorge Naranjo themselves, has a cast of new actors led by Paula Losada, all of them professional dancers, along with whom we will also see Mona Martínez, Marta Hazas, Ana Wagener, Olivia Baglivi, Juanjo Almeida and Fernando Delgado.
“The film speaks through fiction about all my obsessions and about my need, like that of my entire generation, to find a place in the world. I really wanted to talk about fear and the places that, unconsciously, we create to protect ourselves from it,” said Jota Linares.
Produced by Federation Spain, the Spanish affiliate of the international Federation, which is committed to alliances with new talents who seek to consolidate nationally and internationally, as Nacho Manubens, producer of the film together with Juan Solá, Toni Sevilla and Mark Albela.
A mil kilómetros de la navidad
Also in February, the Christmas comedy directed by Álvaro Fernández Armero, A mil kilómetros de la navidad, resumed filming. First in Arties, a small town located in the Arán Valley, and later in Benasque and other nearby towns in the province of Huesca. The film, produced by Kiko Martínez (Secret Origins) and Nadie es perfecto, will extend its production for a few more weeks throughout different locations in Segovia, Madrid and Guadalajara. Together with the protagonist of the film, Tamar Novas (El desorden que dejas), we can see Andrea Ros (A quién llevarías a una isla desierta), Peter Vives (Velvet, El tiempo entre costuras), Fermí Reixach (The cold daylight) and Verónica Forqué (Christmas Days).
The film will arrive on Netflix on Christmas 2021 and La bestia and Las niñas de cristal will do so in 2022.
All new titles for 2021 and 2022
In addition to the new titles announced, Netflix is preparing a powerful line-up of movies for the remainder of 2021 and 2022.
Loco por ella, directed by Dani de la Orden and starring the Goya nominee for Best Supporting Actor for Adú Álvaro Cervantes and the Feroz nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a TV series for Patria Susana Abaitua. It is produced by Playtime Movies and Saturday Movies and premieres this Friday, February 26.
Fuimos canciones, a romantic comedy based on Elísabet Benavent’s bestselling bilogy Songs and Memories, while retaining the name of the first novel, and produced by Zeta Studios. The film is directed by Juana Macías, nominated for the Goya Award for Best New Director for her film Plans for Tomorrow and director of the successful film Under the Same Roof, and has Laura Sarmiento as a screenwriter. The cast is headed by María Valverde (Three meters above the sky, I have desire for you, The weakness of the Bolshevik) and Álex González (The Prince, Living without permission, Land of wolves) along with Elísabet Casanovas (Merlí), Susana Abaitua (Crazy about her), Eva Ugarte and Miri Pérez-Cabrero.
XTREMO, an action thriller starring the martial arts specialist Teo García, Óscar Jaenada (Luis Miguel: The series, Oro, Loving Pablo, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides), Óscar Casas (Jaguar, Siempre Bruja, Instinto), Andrea Duro (Velvet Collection, The Cathedral of the Sea), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo : Last Blood, La catedral del mar, Isabel) and Alberto Jo Lee, among others. Directed by Daniel Benmayor (Welcome to Eden), written by Iván Ledesma and based on a story by Teo García and Genaro Rodríguez. The film has the special collaboration of the winners of one and three Goya Awards respectively Luis Zahera and Juan Diego and is produced by Showrunner Films, a production company founded by Vicente Canales and Julieta Videla.
Centauro, thriller directed by Daniel Calparsoro (One Hundred Years of Forgiveness), based on the original film Burn out, and starring Àlex Monner (Living without permission, The next skin), Begoña Vargas (Welcome to Eden, High Sea) and Carlos Bardem (Pickpockets, Cell 211). It is produced by Borsalino Productions.
Amor de madre, a comedy directed by Paco Caballero (Losing the East) and starring Carmen Machi (Criminal) and Quim Gutiérrez (The neighbor), who play a young man who has just been left planted at the altar and his mother, who decides to accompany him on his honeymoon so as not to lose the money for the trip. It is produced by Morena Films.