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Juan Cavestany and Álvaro Fernández-Armero shooting Sentimos las molestias

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- The Movistar+ series is toplined by Miguel Rellán and Antonio Resines, and is a new joint effort by the duo of directors, following the highly acclaimed Spanish Shame

Juan Cavestany and Álvaro Fernández-Armero shooting Sentimos las molestias
Actors Miguel Rellán and Antonio Resines during the shoot for Sentimos las molestias

Spanish Shame is a series spanning three seasons, memorable thanks to its unusual brand of humour, lack of political correctness, and the ridiculous and embarrassing situations that befall its main characters, played by Malena Alterio, Vito Sanz and Javier Gutiérrez. The first season premiered in 2017 and demonstrated that the talents of Juan Cavestany – whom we have to thank for capers such as People in Places [+see also:
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, which was presented at the Toronto Film Festival, and An Optical Illusion [+see also:
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, which was first screened at the most recent San Sebastián Film Festival and is already available on the Filmin platform – and Álvaro Fernández-Armero (a director of comedies such as Sidetracked [+see also:
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and If I Were Rich [+see also:
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) were amplified exponentially when they worked together. That’s why news of the shoot, currently ongoing in Madrid, for Sentimos las molestias (lit. “We’re Sorry for the Inconvenience”), a Movistar+ series that sees them teaming up again, is particularly exciting and will surely throw up a whole heap of (potentially politically incorrect) surprises.

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The series, starring Miguel Rellán (who is presently appearing in the series Maricón perdido, played an important role in Spanish Shame and is among the cast of Project Emperor – see the news) and tireless Cantabrian actor Antonio Resines (winner of the Goya Award in 1997 for Lucky Star and who appeared in If I Were Rich, acting under the orders of Fernández-Armero), is billed as a comedy about getting old while you’re still young, and is written by the pair of directors who are helming it.

It uses the comedy-drama genre to talk about what it means to grow old nowadays: Rafael Müller (played by Resines) is an acclaimed orchestra conductor who has been friends for decades with Rafael Jiménez (Rellán), a has-been rock star who refuses to hang up his guitar. They will both have to fight to continue to fit in in this world which is rapidly getting younger and which insists on taking them out of the game, despite the fact that they still feel as fit as a fiddle.

For its creators, Sentimos las molestias (the title of which is a play on words, as stated by Resines on a famous TV programme - it can also mean "We Feel the Pain") "deals with music, age, romantic relationships, illness and friendship. We are intending to make a comedy with all these elements while at the same time keeping a close eye on our characters in a realistic, modern-day setting."

Sentimos las molestias is a Movistar+ original series, made up of six 30-minute episodes, produced in conjunction with Cuidado con el perro TV.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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