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Netflix producing the Spanish film Fenómenas

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- This movie directed by Carlos Theron, which boasts a cast headed up by Belén Rueda, Toni Acosta, Gracia Olayo and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, is currently being shot

Netflix producing the Spanish film Fenómenas
Gracia Olayo, Belén Rueda, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba and Toni Acosta in Fenómenas

On 24 February, the shoot started for Fenómenas, a film that is set to be released worldwide on Netflix. Directed by Carlos Theron (I Can Quit Whenever I Want [+see also:
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), it will be filmed over a nine-week period in Toledo and Madrid. Belén Rueda (seen recently in La familia perfecta [+see also:
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), Gracia Olayo (Holy Camp! [+see also:
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), Toni Acosta (Poliamor para principiantes [+see also:
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) and Emilio Gutiérrez Caba (The Vault [+see also:
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) are the lead actors, and they will be flanked by Ivan Massagué (The Platform [+see also:
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), Miren Ibarguren (Mamá o papá [+see also:
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), Óscar OrtuñoLorena López and Antonio Pagudo.

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The plot – written by Fernando Navarro (Below Zero [+see also:
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) and Marta Buchaca (Litus [+see also:
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) – takes us back to the late 1990s, when Sagrario (played by Belén Rueda), Paz (Olayo), Gloria (Acosta) and Father Girón (Gutiérrez Caba) come together to form a specialised team to look into paranormal phenomena: Hepta. Although the group is not exactly having its finest hour, they agree to investigate an antique shop where very strange things are happening. However, what would appear to be a routine case like any other will prove to be the most challenging one of their lives.

Fenómenas is a Netflix film, which is being produced by Nadie Es Perfecto, a company founded in 2000 by Kiko Martínez, which, since then, has financed movies such as the box-office smash Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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, helmed by Álex de la Iglesia; Skins [+see also:
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, the daring feature debut by actor Eduardo Casanova; and 1000 Miles from Christmas by Álvaro Fernández Armero, also for the US streaming platform.

In addition, alongside the sixth season of the hit series Elite (directed by Lino Escalera, Elena Trapé and Kike Maíllo) and the new outing by JA Bayona, Society of the Snow (see the news), in Spain Netflix is producing Infiesto, a film written and directed by Patxi Amezcua (25 Carats [+see also:
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), toplined by Isak Férriz and Iria del Río and produced by Vaca Films. It kicks off on the first day of the state of emergency triggered by COVID-19, when two inspectors are called to a small mining village in the Asturian mountains, where a young woman, who had been presumed dead for months, has suddenly appeared. There’s also Nowhere, directed by Albert Pintó (32 Malasaña Street [+see also:
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), starring Anna Castillo and produced by Miguel Ruiz, which portrays the epic journey of a pregnant young woman who escapes from a war-torn country on board a cargo ship. Halfway through the crossing, a violent storm erupts and tosses the container in which she’s hiding into the sea. Trapped in this metallic coffin, she gives birth to her baby daughter and will have to fight for survival.

Lastly, at the imminent 25th Málaga Film Festival, in its official competition section, Netflix will present the new film by Jota Linares, Las niñas de cristal, starring María Pedraza, who previously appeared in his Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? [+see also:
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.

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