Moreno’s werewolf gets ready to terrorise Galicia
Horror comedy Lobos de Arga (“Wolves of Arga”), Juan Martínez Moreno’s third feature after Two Tough Guys (2003) and A Good Man [+see also:
film profile] (2009), is now relocating to Madrid for its last week of shooting. Over the past eight weeks, the director, cast and technical crew have worked in emblematic locations on the Camino de Santiago, including Pazo Caxcaside, Carboeiro Monastery and Boisaca Cemetery, and other towns in Galicia.
Penned by Martínez Moreno, the story opens at the start of the 20th century in the Galician village of Arga, where a terrible curse has turned the son of the Marchioness of Mariño into a werewolf. Precisely 100 years later, Tomás, the family’s last descendant, returns to the village to be honoured as its adopted son.
However, the real reason he has been summoned is to be sacrificed as a way of putting an end to the terror that the werewolf has been wielding over the region all this time.
The cast is led by three young Spanish comedy talents: Gorka Otxoa, Carlos Areces (best known internationally for his dramatic role in A Sad Trumpet Ballad [+see also:
interview: Álex de la Iglesia
film profile]) and Secun de la Rosa.
Lobos de Arga is a collaboration between two of Spain’s strongest production companies, Galicia’s Vaca Films and Madrid’s Telespan 2000, which have nonetheless pursued very different approaches. While the former, headed by Emma Lustres and Borja Pena, has made a name for itself with thrillers like Cell 211 [+see also:
interview: Daniel Monzón
film profile] and Kidnapped [+see also:
film profile], the latter, helmed by Tomás Cimadevilla, has carved a reputation for comedy with The Other Side of the Bed and The Friend Zone [+see also:
interview: Borja Cobeaga
(Translated from Spanish)
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