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Carlos Marques-Marcet shooting his sophomore feature

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- Filming began a week ago in London for As We Like It, starring Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer, the two leads from Long Distance

Carlos Marques-Marcet shooting his sophomore feature
An image from As We Like It

When Spanish director Carlos Marques-Marcet picked up the 2015 Goya Award for Best New Director for Long Distance [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
film profile
]
, it was the icing on the cake of a successful tour that had started almost a year prior at the Málaga Film Festival, where the movie snagged five prizes: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best New Screenwriter and the Critics' Special Jury Award (read more). The only two actors in that film – which tackled the devastating effects that distance has on relationships – Natalia Tena and David Verdaguer, put themselves in the safe hands of the Catalan filmmaker once again on 7 September to topline the cast of his second feature, As We Like It.

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They are joined by such names as Oona Chaplin (who is just about to appear in Realive – read more) and her mother, the great Geraldine Chaplin, who is still just as active and fascinating as she used to be in Carlos Saura's films, for whom she was also a muse (she is set to make an appearance in the new film by J A Bayona, A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
, as she did in The Orphanage [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and The Impossible [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
). With a script written jointly by Marques-Marcet and Jules Nurrish, As We Like It is a comedy that addresses another very topical issue: new types of family.

The story introduces us to Eva and Kat, a happy couple living in an area of London criss-crossed with canals. One day, one of them starts to feel the desire to be a mother, coinciding with a visit from Roger, the other woman's best friend. “Today, motherhood is an option, and not an obligation, like it used to be years ago, and all decisions lead to conflicts, which are the richest source of decent stories,” adds Marques-Marcet.

The shoot will take place until 24 October on location in Barcelona. It is being produced by Lastor Media and VennerFilm Productions, with the involvement of TV3 and TVE, and it has backing from the ICAA, ICEC and Creative Europe – MEDIA. Avalon will distribute the film in Spain, while US sales agent Visit Films will manage its sales.

(Translated from Spanish)

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