Paco León is in Madrid shooting the “polysexual” comedy Kiki, el amor se hace
by Alfonso Rivera
- The versatile actor is standing up for diversity in one’s options for pleasure-seeking in his third film as a director, a movie that he has put his own spin on
Distributor and producer Vértigo Films – a Spanish subsidiary of Wild Bunch – has managed to acquire the rights to remake the Australian film The Little Death, “and I have Pacoleónified it: it’s nothing like the original any more”, confesses Paco León as he takes a break from the shoot of what will be his third movie, the comedy Kiki, el amor se hace [+see also:
interview: Paco León
film profile] (lit. “Kiki, Love Is Made”), co-produced by Telecinco Cinema and with a release slated for spring 2016.
Today saw the filming of a scene in a chapel, belonging to the Las Acacias training centre, in the Madrilenian neighbourhood of Carabanchel, with actors Candela Peña and Luis Callejo taking orders from León: “Her character gets turned on by her husband’s crying, and there they both are, at a funeral… and I can’t say any more than that, just that that’s what the film is about: it’s about all kinds of philias, all of which are equally worthy of respect and valid when it comes to enjoying love, sex and life itself,” continues the man behind Carmina o revienta [+see also:
film profile] and Carmina y amén [+see also:
While his mother and sister had parts in those two cinematic wonders, this time around the ladies in his family do not star in Kiki…; rather, we will see friends of his, like Alexandra Jiménez (his fictional partner in Embarazados – read more – which will be released in Spain in January), who plays a sign-language interpreter who feels a particular attraction to fabrics. And three other stories round off the movie: “They are independent but parallel storylines: five worlds and social milieus,” the filmmaker continues. “We’re doing a lot of improvisation, but that’s the way I work: I’ve already tried it in my other movies. It’s a kind of language I’ve discovered, a blended, mixed-up genre, as comedy is a very broad field, and you can fit everything into it.”
The cast of this dazzling film about sexual diversity and celebrating love, which will tear down prejudices, is topped off by Álex García, Natalia de Molina, Belén Cuesta, Luis Bermejo and David Mora. Kiko de la Rica (winner of a Goya Award for Blancanieves [+see also:
interview: Pablo Berger
film profile]) is in charge of the cinematography.
(Translated from Spanish)