Javier Ruiz Caldera shoots shameless comedy starring Inma Cuesta
by Sergio Ríos Pérez
- Apaches Entertainment, Think Studio, Ciskul, and Antena 3 Films are producing the Barcelona-born director’s third feature, 3 bodas de más
Today marks ten days of shooting for director Javier Ruiz Caldera’s third feature, 3 bodas de más (lit. “Three more weddings”), in which he continues in the comedy genre that brought him so much success with Spanish Movie [+see also:
film profile] (€7.6m in 2009) and Ghost Graduation [+see also:
film profile] (1.7 million in 2012). Shooting is to last for another six weeks in Barcelona and along the Catalan coast in locations such as Sitges, Castelldefels, and El Garraf.
The film is produced by Apaches Entertainment (who are still digesting the immense success of their production The Impossible [+see also:
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile], that only 11 days ago became the most viewed film in the last two years), Think Studio, Ciskul, and Antena 3 Films. Warner Bros Pictures International España is to release the film in Spain on December 6, 2013.
The screenplay of 3 bodas de más, written by Breixo Corral and Pablo Alen, centres on Ruth (Inma Cuesta - photo), a clumsy and somewhat erratic woman in her thirties who, in one month, has to attend three weddings -- that she was unable to say no to -- of three ex-boyfriends: a commitment-phobe, a past-it surfer, and a transexual turned hottie. Cuesta is to appear alongside Martín Rivas, Quim Gutiérrez, Paco León, Rossy de Palma, María Botto, and Laura Sánchez, as well as comedians like Joaquín Reyes, Berto Romero, and Silvia Abril.
The Barcelona-born director has described 3 bodas de más as a “shameless comedy” and has said that, when he read the screenplay, he fell madly in love with its main character, “who loses control after four drinks too many, who is capable of waking up and not remembering the name of the guy she slept with... And who, to prove to herself that she is certainly not an embittered singleton, decides to attend her ex-boyfriends' weddings. It seemed to me to be marvellous material for a comedy with a woman in the lead role.”
(Translated from Spanish)
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