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Zeta Cinema to produce Ramón Salazar’s La enfermedad del domingo

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- The fourth film by the director is scheduled to be shot in early 2017, and will be a profound family drama starring top actresses Susi Sánchez and Bárbara Lennie in the leads

Zeta Cinema to produce Ramón Salazar’s La enfermedad del domingo
Director Ramón Salazar

“When I finished writing it, I thought no one would dare produce it,” confesses a happy and excited Ramón Salazar during pre-production for his fourth feature, La enfermedad del domingo [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ramón Salazar
film profile
]
, which is being backed by Paco Ramos, of Zeta Cinema. It will be a family drama revolving around two characters who hog virtually all the limelight during the running time, played by two hugely talented Spanish actresses: Susi Sánchez (a finalist for the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress for Salazar’s previous film, 10.000 noches en ninguna parte [+see also:
film review
interview: Ramón Salazar
film profile
]
) and Bárbara Lennie, the dazzling recipient of the Goya in 2015 for Magical Girl [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Carlos Vermut
film profile
]
.

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As a matter of fact, the latter actress’ jam-packed work schedule has pushed back the shoot for La enfermedad del domingo from a planned window in autumn 2016 to February 2017. Filming will take place on both the French and Catalan sides of the Pyrenees, in Barcelona and Paris, “with a lot of woods and a touch of the city”, explains the Málaga-born filmmaker. “Never in my life have I had a film with a proper budget like this in my hands: it’s a lot more restrained than my previous movies. I’ve already had enough independence!” jokes the director of Stones and 20 Centimetres [+see also:
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]
as he breaks down some of the key points in the film’s storyline, which is about a mother and daughter who are reunited after 30 years apart: “It will be a reunion with an element of surprise because there’s a very profound reason behind that abandonment.”

Zeta Cinema, which this summer is bringing Zipi y Zape y la isla del capitán [+see also:
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film profile
]
to Spanish cinemas, is also behind the new project by Mateo Gil (whose Project Lazarus [+see also:
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film profile
]
is due for release imminently – read the news): the romantic comedy The Laws of Thermodynamics [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mateo Gil
film profile
]
, which will be shot in September, toplined by Miki Esparbé, Berta Vázquez (who made her breakthrough in Palm Trees in the Snow [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) and Hugo Silva.

(Translated from Spanish)

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