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Fernando Colomo warns us to be careful what we wish for in Cuidado con lo que deseas

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- The seasoned Madrilenian filmmaker is currently shooting this family comedy toplined by Dani Rovira, José Sacristán and Cecilia Suárez

Fernando Colomo warns us to be careful what we wish for in Cuidado con lo que deseas
The family of protagonists in Cuidado con lo que deseas (© Txuca Pereira)

Cuidado con lo que deseas is the title – as well as a kind of warning, as it literally means “Be Careful What You Wish For” – of the new film (this time a Christmassy one) by tireless Madrilenian filmmaker Fernando Colomo (whose most recent movie was Poliamor para principiantes [+see also:
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), set to be toplined by Dani Rovira (Spanish Affair [+see also:
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), Cecilia Suárez (a Mexican actress who became popular in Spain after her appearance in the series The House of Flowers) and José Sacristán (whom we saw not too long ago in a supporting role in One Careful Owner [+see also:
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), and which is currently being shot in Madrid. The cast is enriched by the very young first-time actors Patricia Franch and Eros Herrero, as well as the more experienced Fernando Esteso, Willy MontesinosVicente Romero and Sonsoles Benedicto.

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Based on a story by David Marqués (who is presently engrossed in the post-production for El club del paro [+see also:
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– see the news) and with a screenplay penned by Mireia Llinàs (who cut her teeth on TV series such as Estoy vivo and Cuéntame cómo pasó, as well as having written the script for the film Just a Little Chemistry), this feel-good movie tells of how Miguel (Rovira) and Laura (Suárez) decide to spend the Christmas holidays in a chalet in the mountains with their young children. In the end, Granddad Benigno (Sacristán), who is endowed with magical powers, is unable to go with them, but the kids steal his magic ball, which grants wishes to whoever is in possession of it. With their wishes and a little help from the ball, the children – inadvertently – bring to life some snowmen, wreaking havoc on what was meant to be a peaceful, relaxing family holiday.

In the words of Fernando Colomo himself, Cuidado con lo que deseas “will be a film that awakens the child that lives within us all. That’s what attracted me the most to this project, which enables me to tackle a story that had never even occurred to me before. Here, the protagonists are a couple of kids who are at that age when they still believe that magic can transform the world; a life-affirming time when fiction coexists with reality, and truth with fantasy, and when elements of magic embed themselves in their day-to-day activities.”

Cuidado con lo que deseas, which is aimed at a family audience, is a film produced by Alvaro Longoria for Morena Films (Champions [+see also:
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) and boasts the involvement of Amazon Prime Video. It will be released in Spanish movie theatres this autumn, courtesy of A Contracorriente Films. After its theatrical release, Amazon Prime Video will offer the movie via its streaming service, starting from Christmas. Madrid-based sales agent Latidofilms will be in charge of its international sales.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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