Inés de León makes her feature-length debut with ¿Qué te juegas?
by Alfonso Rivera
- The actress, screenwriter and short filmmaker is debuting in the world of features with a romantic comedy starring Leticia Dolera, Amaia Salamanca and Javier Rey
For the last few years, Inés de León has been demonstrating that she is a multifaceted audiovisual talent: her point of view, her style and her sheer originality are what lie behind music videos by Lori Meyers, Amaral and Annie B Sweet, among myriad other musicians. She has also worked on series such as Inquilinos and Bea y Mara, and short films of the likes of El Casting, La carta and Efecto millennial. Hence it should come as no surprise that she is now making her feature-length directorial debut, after also dabbling at being a television and stage actress. Her feature debut is currently being shot in Madrid (after some scenes were already shot last summer in the Canary Islands) and has the working title ¿Qué te juegas? (lit. “How Much Do You Bet?”), a comedy starring Leticia Dolera, Amaia Salamanca and Javier Rey (Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
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The cast is rounded off by Walter Orellana, Brays Efe, Daniel Pérez Prada and Mariam Hernández, with the odd surprise still to be unveiled. The plot is based on an idea by Astrid Gil-Casares, who wrote the screenplay together with Rafa Russo, Breixo Corral and Pablo Álen: Roberto (Rey) and Daniela (Salamanca) are two siblings who revel in a world of wealth and glamour thanks to the shipping company they inherited from their father.
They both share the management of the firm, although they have diametrically opposite attitudes to life: Daniela is a meticulous perfectionist, while Roberto, on the other hand, is a visionary genius who can’t stand his sister’s fastidiousness. Nevertheless, they both find a way to overcome their disagreements when they fall in love with the same woman: Isabel (Dolera), a monologuist whom Roberto has hired to seduce Daniela and thus make her as fun as she used to be before she took over the reins of the company.
(Translated from Spanish)
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