A Woman's Life (2016)
Out (2017)
The Son of Bigfoot (2017)
The Party (2017)
May God Save Us (2016)
The Other Side of Hope (2017)
Glory (2016)
previous
next
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

PRODUCTION Spain

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

Óliver Laxe preparing his third film, Aquilo que arde

by 

- The award-winning director of Mimosas is returning to the Galicia of his forebears this summer, where he will shoot a movie that addresses the fear and fascination sparked by fire

Óliver Laxe preparing his third film, Aquilo que arde
Óliver Laxe, during the casting for Aquilo que arde (© Antón Corbal)

“I really feel like going back to Galicia, renovating the house where I want to live, out in the middle of nowhere, and making culture: I want to create a meeting point and a creative hub for Galician filmmakers, as films have already been shot there. It's located at the gateway to the region, right next to León and Asturias,” Oliver Laxe told Cineuropa a few months ago. And it would appear that the first step towards this goal is about to be taken, because after a thorough casting process in Galicia, this summer the shoot will kick off for Aquilo que arde (lit. “That Which Burns”), the third feature by this audacious and sensitive filmmaker of Galician heritage, who was born in Paris and normally resides in Morocco, where he shot his previous films, You All Are Captains [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Mimosas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Oliver Laxe
film profile
]
, which won awards at Cannes, Seville and Cairo, among other festivals.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Os Ancares, Becerreá, Navia de Suarna, Cervantes y Viveiro, in the province of Lugo, where the director's family hails from, will serve as the shooting locations for Aquilo que arde, which stars his pet actor, Shakib Ben Omar, and other non-professionals (a common feature of Laxe's movies). In addition, it will see the involvement of students – from various places all around the world – from the Master in Creative Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, which commissioned the project and is also where Laxe teaches. “It's a kind of assignment on identity, fires and infernos,” explains Laxe about the film, which revolves around a man recently released from prison, who has a deadly fascination with flames.

The film's screenplay was penned by Laxe, who co-wrote it with his usual writing partner, Santiago Fillol. It will be shot in the Galician language. Diego Romero will serve as the DoP, and the movie will be produced by Miramemira SL, in conjunction with AGADIC and Televisión de Galicia. Following its participation in the CineMart at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam, negotiations are now under way with potential French and Portuguese partners.

(Translated from Spanish)

DPC
WBImages Locarno
Swiss Locarno
 

latest news

 

more news

Newsletter

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss