Igor Legarreta shooting his second feature, All the Moons
- After making his debut with When You No Longer Love Me, the Basque director is in the north of Spain until April, filming a dark drama with fantasy and horror elements
Since 17 February, Igor Legarreta (Bilbao, 1973) has been engrossed in the shoot for All the Moons (Ilargi Guztiak. Todas las lunas), which is taking place in various locations in the Basque Country and Navarre (Spain). This is the second film by the director, who made his feature debut three years ago with When You No Longer Love Me [+see also:
film profile], a Spanish-Argentinian co-production that placed the emphasis on dramatic (and political) content. This time around, the helmer has made the leap to the fantastic genre. According to its brief synopsis, it’s “the story of a journey towards the light, undertaken by an orphan girl to reclaim her own death, which has been snatched away from her by a mysterious woman who offers her the most extraordinary of gifts - immortality - in exchange for her company”.
The cast of All the Moons comprises 12-year-old Haizea Carneros, in her first acting job, Josean Bengoetxea (The Deer [+see also:
interview: Koldo Almandoz
film profile]), Itziar Ituño (Flowers [+see also:
film profile]), Lier Quesada (Un otoño sin Berlín [+see also:
film profile]), Zorion Eguileor (The Platform [+see also:
interview: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
film profile]) and Elena Uriz (The Invisible Guardian [+see also:
film profile]). Notable crew members include editor Laurent Dufreche, art director Mikel Serrano and Pascal Gaigne, who has been signed up to compose the soundtrack.
Written by Legarreta together with Jon Sagalá (Backwoods [+see also:
film profile]), the film is, according to the director, “in essence, the story of a sentence: a conviction to live forever. It’s also an epic journey towards the light from the cusp of death, where pain caused by loss fuels the hope for a better life, until the rejuvenating light of day and the acceptance that eternity, existence, can be found in the present. And the acceptance that the most important thing in death is, in fact, still life.”
All the Moons – which is being shot entirely in the Basque language – is a production by Spanish outfits Arcadia Motion Pictures, Kowalski Films, Pris&Batty Films and Ilargia Films AIE, in co-production with Noodles Productions (France). EiTB and RTVE are also involved, and the movie has received funding from the ICAA, the Basque government and the Gipuzkoa regional government. Filmax will take care of its Spanish distribution and international sales.
(Translated from Spanish)
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