Herrero shoots Sangre en la Nieve in Lithuania and Alicante
Director-producer Gerardo Herrero is now over halfway through shooting on Sangre en la Nieve (“Blood in the Snow”), which is being filmed in Lithuania and Alicante’s Ciudad de la Luz Studios. This thriller set during the Second World War is based on Ignacio del Valle’s novel "The Time of the Strange Emperors", adapted for the big screen by Argentina’s Nicolás Saad.
In winter 1943, on the Russian front, a battalion of the Blue Division stumble upon the dead body of a Spanish soldier. He is on horseback, beneath the frozen surface of a lake, with his neck slashed from side to side and a message etched with a knife on his shoulder: "Mira que te mira Dios" (“Remember that God is watching you”).
Starring Juan Diego Botto and Carmelo Gómez, the cast also includes Jordi Aguilar, Víctor Clavijo, Francesc Orella, Sergi Calleja, Adolfo Fernández and Andrés Gertrúdix, among others.
Herrero is much better known as a producer: he won an Oscar with The Secret in Their Eyes [+see also:
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film profile] and has produced countless films by Spanish directors (Alex de la Iglesia, Daniel Monzón, Cesc Gay, Enrique Urbizu) and international names (Ken Loach, Francis Ford Coppola, Juan José Campanella) through his companies Tornasol Films and Castafiore Films. The latter are also producing Sangre en la Nieve, in collaboration with Lithuania’s UAB Lietuvos Kino Studija.
Sangre en la Nieve has received backing from Eurimages.
(Translated from Spanish)
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