Serrano returns with colourful musical comedy Una Hora Más en Canarias
A romantic comedy set to music, just like in the old days. When the characters endlessly fought and fell in love, with many rivalling each other for the object of their desire. Except that in the case of Una Hora Más en Canarias [+see also:
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film profile] (“Another Hour in the Canaries”), the desire is directed towards a man, with three beautiful women vying for his love. The latest feature by director-screenwriter David Serrano was the last film presented in Official Competition at the 13th Malaga Spanish Film Festival.
Pablo (played by convincing comic actor Quim Gutiérrez, who will soon start shooting Daniel Sánchez Arévalo’s Primos), can’t stand Claudia (Angie Cepeda), a capricious Colombian woman who will do anything to get back her lover, who has been stolen from her by Elena (an outstanding Miren Iberguren). She thus asks for help from her sister Mónica (Juana Acosta), who despite herself comes up with the perfect plan. Or perhaps not.
With this new production, Tomás Cimadevilla’s Telespan 2000 reaffirms itself as a guarantor of good quality, tasteful comedies, like The Friend Zone [+see also:
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film profile], Torremolinos 73 [+see also:
film profile] and The Other Side of the Bed. Although the film went home empty-handed from the Malaga fest, right to the end it remained a firm favourite to win the Audience Award.
Set between Madrid and the Canary Islands, the film really takes off when the characters travel to the archipelago and find themselves caught up in a farce of feelings, tricks and intrigues. Especially memorable are the scenes starring Gutiérrez and Iberguren, alongside the ever-wonderful Kiti Manver.
Una Hora Más en Canarias will be released in Spain on July 16 by Vértice Cine.
(Translated from Spanish)
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