Alfonso Albacete gira La novia de América
- Si svolgono in Messico le riprese della nuova commedia del regista spagnolo, una coproduzione ispano-messicana con Miren Ibarguren, Eduardo Casanova e Pol Monen nei ruoli principali
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Monday 8 March marked the start of the Mexican leg of the shoot for La novia de América (lit. “The Bride of America”), a comedy helmed by Alfonso Albacete, based on a true story and starring, on the Spanish side, Miren Ibarguren (who also stars in the soon-to-be-released Mamá o papá [+leggi anche:
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scheda film]; he is currently readying La piedad). The Mexican cast includes Diana Bovio, Christian Vázquez and Maribel Guardia. The working-class neighbourhood of Xochimilco (famous for its canals, which are popular with tourists) and the historic centre of Mexico City are the main locations where the first stage of filming will take place. Principal photography will then wrap in Pamplona (Northern Spain) in late April.
“It all began one day when I got a call from my dad – he told me he was getting married to a Mexican woman 30 years his junior, whom he’d met online, and he was inviting me to their wedding. This story that my own father regaled me with gave me the perfect excuse to talk about topics that interest me, such as the fact that our differences are what make us unique: if we strip away our prejudices, these differences allow us to enrich ourselves in terms of our values, and they can be useful when it comes to understanding each other better and being more tolerant,” states writer-director Albacete (Murcia, 1963), who is sitting in the director’s chair for the first time since his first solo feature, Just a Little Chemistry (2015), which came on the heels of his previous works that he made together with David Menkes, such as I Will Survive (1999) and Sex, Party & Lies [+leggi anche:
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According to the synopsis provided by the production companies, Ana, a young Spanish woman who has just been dumped by her boyfriend, and Tono (her brother) receive some surprising news: their father (Pepe) is getting married to a woman he has met online. They both decide to jet off to Mexico to attend the wedding, but they get more than they bargained for once they get there. Not only is Rous, the bride, younger than they are, but her extensive Mexican family – from a working-class neighbourhood and as rowdy as you can get, headed by the mother, Lupe – has also prepared a welcome they will never forget. Especially Ana, who will meet Horacio, the bride’s irresistible brother, who has the ability to make her extremely anxious. Both families will have to overcome their prejudice and shake off the culture shock in order to discover that love can be found in our differences.
La novia de América is a production by Tornasol and La novia de América AIE (Spain), in co-production with Animal de Luz Films (Mexico). It also boasts the involvement of Movistar+. Madrid-based sales agent Latido Films will oversee its international sales.
(Tradotto dallo spagnolo)
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