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Serrano wraps up shoot on third feature

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Serrano wraps up shoot on third feature

David Serrano remains true to his style in his third feature, Una Hora Más en Canarias (“One More Hour in the Canaries”), a comedy with a musical touch that the director calls “a film about love and lavishness, in which the characters feel like singing, dancing and flying when they fall in love”.

Shooting, which took place in the Canary Islands from May 4-June 10, will wrap up tomorrow in Madrid.

Co-written by Serrano and Olga Iglesias, the film centres on Claudia (Angie Cepeda), an attractive 35-year-old woman with a perfect life. She has a pretty café in the centre of Madrid, a good-looking husband and son whom she adores, and an even better-looking lover, Pablo (Quim Gutiérrez), whom she adores even more.

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That is, until the latter, tired of being just her lover, leaves her for another woman. But Claudia, who cannot bear to lose, is not willing to let him go.

Una Hora Más en Canarias is produced by Tomás Cimadevilla for Telespan 2000 and La Zona Films, in co-production with Columbia’s Dynamo, for a budget of €4m. Manga Films, which, like Telespan 2000, belongs to the Vertice 360º group, will release the film in Spain in 2010.

Serrano’s debut directorial work, Football Days, was a revelation and became the second best-performing Spanish title of 2003, garnering 2.56m admissions. However, he wasn’t new to the film scene, as he had written the screenplay to the previous year’s biggest box office hit, The Other Side of the Bed (2.82m viewers). In 2007, he helmed Días de Cine (“Film Days”), which enjoyed more modest success (just over 100,000 admissions).

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(Translated from Spanish)

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