Jonás Trueba immersed in La reconquista
by Alfonso Rivera
- The director of The Romantic Exiles is in Madrid again finishing his fourth film, which he shot with friends, and which features love, indifference and the passing of time as the main topics
After filming the road movie The Romantic Exiles [+see also:
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile] in Toulouse, Paris and Annecy – a film that earned him two awards and a Special Mention at the most recent Málaga Spanish Film Festival (read more) – Jonás Trueba has returned to the Madrilenian surroundings of his previous efforts Every Song Is About Me [+see also:
film profile] and The Wishful Thinkers [+see also:
film profile] in order to make La reconquista (lit. “The Reconquest”), which stresses his favourite topic: love (and how it is affected by the passing of time). He will do this together with the lead actor from The Wishful Thinkers and The Romantic Exiles, Francesco Carril.
With Itsaso Arana (seen in The High Pressures [+see also:
interview: Ángel Santos
film profile] by Ángel Santos) playing the lead female role, La Reconquista [+see also:
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile] reunites a man, Olmo, and a woman, Manuela, who had thrown themselves into an intense first love 15 years beforehand, as naïve teenagers. Over the course of one night, right up until daybreak, they will reminisce and adapt to what they are feeling now. The film’s structure will jump from this nocturnal, adult and wintry present, as they go around seeking refuge in various bars, to the summery past of their high school, with the same main characters, but played by young actors – newcomers Pablo Hoyos and Candela Recio. The ever-magnificent Aura Garrido rounds off the cast.
With the unwavering support of Javier Lafuente, of production outfit Los Ilusos Films, who has worked on all of Trueba’s movies, the second part of the shoot (the first part took place in late summer 2015) wrapped a few weeks ago, and they are now working on the film’s post-production. The crew of the film, the broadcasting rights for which have been acquired by TVE, is made up of the filmmaker’s usual collaborators, such as DoP Santiago Racaj, production designer Miguel Ángel Rebollo, wardrobe supervisor Laura Renau, editor Marta Velasco and assistant director Lorena Tudela.
(Translated from Spanish)