7 Reasons to Run Away enters post-production
by Alfonso Rivera
- This black comedy, a film adaptation of the theatre texts written by Esteve Soler, is being directed by him together with Gerard Quinto and David Torras
Gerard Quinto, David Torras and Esteve Soler have made their feature-length directorial debut (after having previously teamed up to shoot the short film Interior. Family) with 7 Reasons to Run Away [+see also:
film profile], a black comedy that brings the theatre texts written by Soler (the “outrage trilogy”: Against Progress – Against Love – Against Democracy), which have been performed all over the world, to the big screen. They consist of seven stories (entitled Family, Property, Commitment, Order, Work, Solidarity and Progress) that blend humour and horror as they paint a portrait of the contradictory, tumultuous, dysfunctional and nonsensical world we live in.
The ensemble cast comprises Emma Suárez (winner of the Goya Award for Julieta [+see also:
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
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interview: Lino Escalera
film profile]), Sergi López, Álex Brendemühl, David Verdaguer (Summer 1993 [+see also:
interview: Carla Simón
film profile]), Jordi Sánchez, Pepe Viyuela, Francesc Orella, Manolo Solo, Núria Gago, Alain Hernández, Aina Clotet, Vicky Peña, Ágata Roca, Ramon Fontseré, Rosa Cadafalch, Pol López, Borja Espinosa and Albert Ribalta.
“Esteve wanted to adapt his stage works, and the short that the three directors shot saw a great deal of success at various festivals: in fact, we’ve included that same story in the feature,” explains producer Martín Samper: “In summer 2016, I read the screenplay and I was fascinated by its mix of realism and horror, with added dark comedy, kind of in the style of Beckett, Ionesco, and even Buñuel. I sensed its huge potential, and we started looking for a cast that would do it justice: the actors came on board raring to go, attracted by the storyline and Esteve’s charming personality.”
7 Reasons to Run Away was filmed – in both Catalan and Spanish – between 6 October and 16 November 2017 in Terrassa, Manresa and Berga (Barcelona). It is being produced by Producciones del Interior AIE, with No Hay Banda and Aritz Cirbián's Compacto listed as associate producers: both companies previously staged the feature The Long Way Home [+see also:
interview: Sergi Pérez
(Translated from Spanish)
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